B-52 Stratofortress by William Laven

Price: £3,065 No. of editions: 5 Size: 30 x 38 inches Print details: Carbon Pigment Inkjets on Hahnemuhle archival paper Authentication: Signed and editionised by the artist on the front

Introduced in 1955, the B-52 of Dr Strangelove fame was designed as the mainstay of the USA's long-range nuclear bomber force, but has been used in anger only to drop conventional weapons. In the Gulf War, B-52s dropped 40% of all coalition bombs. Carrying air-launched cruise missiles, they opened the attack on Yugoslav forces in the Kosovo campaign. The bomber is almost 160 feet (49 metres) long with wings spanning 185 ft (56 m), eight turbofan jet engines slung under them in four pairs. Top speed is only about 630mph (1,014 kph) but the B-52 has a range without refuelling of more than 8,000 miles (12,870 kms) with a 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) bomb load and can fly high, up to 50,000 ft (15,240 m). The United States has 44 B-52s in constant readiness for combat use and the aircraft is expected to continue in service for another 40 years.

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