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Herpa Wings 554619
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Diecast Model
USAF 2nd BW, 96th BS Red Devils, #60-0059 "The Devil's Own", Barksdale AFB, LA

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress   9.75"   11"

Barely any other aircraft has been on duty for such a long period, and probably no other aircraft still has that much life ahead of it. Since 1955, the “Stratofortress”, mostly nicknamed BUFF – Big Ugly Fat Fellow - by its crews, has seen continued service. Following current plans, the type will remain the backbone of the strategic bomber fleet through to 2040, due to its high rate of operation readiness. 60-0059 is the aircraft of the commanding officer of the 96th Bomb Squadron, the “Red Devils”, based in the state of Louisiana.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

Designed to meet an Air Materiel Command requirement for a long-range, strategic bomber, the B-52 Stratofortress was first flown on April 15, 1952. First envisioned as a straight wing, six turboprop aircraft, the B-52 underwent a number of design changes before becoming the swept-wing, eight turbojet aircraft it is today. Originally built for Cold War era "deterrence" missions, this aircraft is capable of carrying nuclear weapons but in actual combat has only dropped conventional munitions. Its long service career has included Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan and Iraq, and it is expected to continue serving until at least 2040.

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Herpa Wings

The Herpa "Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft.

Herpa "Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Some releases feature interchangeable open/closed canopies.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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