Happy Monday everyone! This week’s movie tracks the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and its evolving role over the last half century from high-altitude strategic bomber of the 1960s to low-level tactical bomber of the 1970s. What’s missing from this documentary is the B-52′s significant role in advancing the cause of aeronautics as a flying testbed and drop ship for numerous technology demonstrators, though the examination of its military applications are important for understanding the context for its long survival as an operational bomber aircraft.
Movie Monday – February 23 – Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
By Jon Ostrower on February 23, 2009 in Uncategorised