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The history and future of the B-52

The B-52 is the US Air Force's "heavyweight of the skies". The six-engine military plane has been involved in conflicts since the 1950s - and three generations of pilots have flown in one.

And its not expected to go away - the B-52 programme is planned to continue until 2040, as its range and capacity is unique among US military planes.

Filmed and edited by Franz Strasser

  • 09 Dec 2015
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