A B-52 Stratofortress bomber prepares for takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. B-52s were scheduled for retirement years ago, but are expected to keep flying until 2040.
A B-52 Stratofortress bomber prepares for takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. B-52s were scheduled for retirement years ago, but are expected to keep flying until 2040. EDMUND D FOUNTAIN NYT
A B-52 Stratofortress bomber prepares for takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. B-52s were scheduled for retirement years ago, but are expected to keep flying until 2040. EDMUND D FOUNTAIN NYT

The B-52: Slow, rusted, maybe, but flying still

December 07, 2015 10:17 AM