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USAF Could Start Re-engining First Two B-52s By 2022

Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
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James Drew | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report | Dec. 21, 2017

The U.S. Air Force says the Boeing B-52H bomber’s 1960s-vintage Pratt & Whitney TF33-103 engine is “not sustainable past 2030” and must be replaced to keep the Stratofortress flying for another two decades, and the first two test aircraft could start undergoing modification by fiscal 2022.

Seventy-six of the Strangelovian Cold War bombers remain in the service’s arsenal and the fleet has been tapped to carry the new nuclear Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) cruise missile...  Read more

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