Mid-Thrust Engines Could Power B-52 Bomber Beyond 2060

Credit: U.S. Air Force
Momentum is building for a propulsion upgrade of the 1960s-vintage, nuclear-armed Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, with the company proposing an eight-for-eight swap for engines in the 17,000-19,000-lb.-thrust range that were designed to power regional jets. In the mid-2000s, the U.S. Air Force was...

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