Postage Stamp Collection
- Highly detailed diecast model
- Display stand included
- Measures Approximately: 5.75” L x 8.0” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling.
As of June 2019, 58 are in service, 18 in reserve, and about 12 in long-term storage. The bombers flew under the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was disestablished in 1992 and its aircraft absorbed into the Air Combat Command (ACC); in 2010, all B-52 Stratofortress’s were transferred from the ACC to the new Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). Superior performance at high subsonic speeds and relatively low operating costs have kept them in service despite the advent of later, more advanced strategic bombers, including the Mach 2+ B-58 Hustler, the canceled Mach 3 B-70 Valkyrie, the variable-geometry B-1 Lancer, and the stealth B-2 Spirit. The B-52 completed 60 years of continuous service with its original operator in 2015. After being upgraded between 2013 and 2015, the last airplanes are expected to serve into the 2050s.
This Daron Postage Stamp Collection 1:300 scale model represents USAF B-52B “005” which was used as a trainer at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado. The model is shown in the SAC silver top and anti-flash white bottom paint scheme. In1994 the plane was retired and transferred to Wing Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.
This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.