Capability has many faces at Boeing (Oct, 1961)
Boeing eventually delivered 102 B-52H models to the Air Force by 1962. The H model is the only version of the B-52 still flying in the inventory. The USAF plans on using B-52′s into 2040. In all likelihood the B-1B Lancer will be retired before the B-52.
Capability has many faces at Boeing
FLYING MISSILE LAUNCHER. New Boeing B-52H missile bomber can take off faster, fly farther and strike harder than any previous B-52. It’s shown here carrying models of four hypersonic Skybolt air-launched ballistic missiles, a 1000-mile range weapon now under development. The Strategic Air Command B-52, most versatile long-range weapon system in the U.S. Air Force arsenal, can also carry supersonic Hound Dog missiles for inflight launching toward distant targets, in addition to regular bomb-bay load of gravity bombs.
THREE-ENGINE JET. Scale model of America’s first short-range jetliner, the Boeing 727. Already, 117 Boeing 727s have been ordered by American, Eastern, Lufthansa and United airlines for delivery beginning in 1963.
MINUTEMAN, first U.S. Air Force solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, scheduled to be operational in 1962, will be stored ready for quick launching in underground silos. Boeing is the weapon system integrator.
MARS DEPARTURE. Artist’s concept of 8-man space vehicle taking off from Mars for return to earth. This space transport system, based on a Boeing study, would enable explorer scientists to spend months on Mars with instruments and life-support equipment. Boeing scientists are at work on many other advanced phases of space flight.