Postage Stamp Collection
|Length||16.2 cm||6.4 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||18.8 cm||7.4 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed retracted
- Display stand included.
Postage Stamp Collection PS53912 – 1/300 Scale Boeing RB-52B Stratofortress, USAF
Postage Stamp Collection diecast model PS53912 replicates in 1/300 scale the Boeing RB-52B Stratofortress, serial number 52-0005 assigned to the Lowry Technical Training Center at Lowry Air Force Base, USAF.
The RB-52B is a standard -B adapted to carry a reconnaissance pod, in the bomb bay, containing radio receivers, cameras, and two operators. Airframe serial number 52-0005 is part of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum collection, located at the former Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado USA.
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American cold war era long-range, subsonic, eight turbojet engine strategic nuclear bomber. The first flight took place on April 15, 1952, entering service in June 1995 with the 93rd Heavy Bombardment Wing. It replaced the Convair B-36 Peacemaker in USAF Service. A veteran of several wars, the B-52 has completed over sixty-five years of continuous service with USAF and with upgrades is expected to serve into the 2050s.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy, a semi-monocoque fuselage. The high mounted wings and the single fil tail assembly are of a swept-back cantilever design. The retractable undercarriage has four steerable main wheel bogies, two forward and two aft, under the fuselage and a small outrigger wheel on each wing-tip. The flight crew typically consists of five, pilot, co-pilot, navigator, weapon systems officer, electronic warfare officer.
The B-52B used eight Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet, pylon mounted in pairs four per wing. It had a maximum speed of 1,013 km/h (630 mph), a cruise speed of 844 km/h (525 mph), a service ceiling of 14,417 m (47,300 ft), and a combat range of 5,777 km (3,590 mi).
Armament consisted of two 20-mm M24A1 cannon or four 0.50-inch M3 machine guns in tail turret. Two external hardpoints one per wing, able to carry up to (43,000lb) of stores, ordinance included; bombs, both conventional and nuclear, mines.