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Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

By Htam

May 2016 Colorado Springs trip,  USAFA B-52 Stratofortress,@ USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

May 2016

Posted proudly at the U.S. Air Force Academy grounds, this B-52D, “Diamond Lil”, has the distinction of being the final of two B-52’s to have shot down an enemy aircraft with her own guns. This would be the last confirmed kill by a bomber’s tail gunner in wartime using machine guns.  The B-52 first flew in 1952,  has been in service since 1955 and is expected to serve into the 2040’s.  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm, processing with Aperture and Panorama Stitcher (six image stitch, 38MP).

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

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