The eight engine Boeing B 52 Stratofortress jet was the USAs first long range, swept wing heavy bomber It began life as an intercontinental, high altitude Cold War nuclear bomber With each new variant the B 52 increased in range, power and capability, seeing active service in the Vietnam War, both Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003, and over Afghanistan in 2001 Author Steve Davies recalls its combat history, gets up close to look under the skin of the B 52, and talks to the flight crews and maintainers of this legendary aircraft....
|Title||:||Boeing B-52 Stratofortress: 1952 onwards (all marks) (Owners' Workshop Manual)|
|Publisher||:||Haynes Publishing UK May 1, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress: 1952 onwards (all marks) (Owners' Workshop Manual) Reviews
Here's a prime example of a book that could have been a near-masterpiece with a little bit of careful editing.
The details in this book keep you going back for more. As the B-52 is my favorite aircraft, I have numerous books on it, but this book excells with drawings and pictures I've not seen before. A great reference book!
Thankfully, the book's title is misleading. This book is NOT a shop manual. Not that you've got an aging B-52 in your backyard that you'd like to restore. Or perhaps you do. But if you do, you're gonna need more than a Hayne's manual and a set of Snap-On tools.
As a couple of other reviewers noted, there are technical mistakes in this book. To be honest, I have yet to find a book about the B-52 that was error-free, and that includes my old technical orders. However, to look at the glass as half full, there are three areas that are worthy of note.
Great Books to get Info on Development, History, and Use of the aircraft. These books are not only a lot of fun but may have been classified in their days.
With all due respect to the first reviewer I found this book to be a lot of fun. I too am former military and I'm sure if I read a book about the AAVP7A-1 Assault Amphibian Vehicle I could spot quite a few errors as well but for the average reader this book is very interesting. It has great pics and awesome diagrams and yes it was printed in England so some of the terminology is a little different than what we are used to. If you are on the fence based on the low stars don't be, just order it, you will like it. Unless maybe you are an aerospace engineer that worked on the B-52 or something.
AF colonel 27 yrs and longtime B-52 fan, had to add this to my collection, love it, well done. Critics are overly harsh, this book is accurate and well done by some british guys ( can you say aluminium?) forgive british spelling, etc and enjoy.
Had had flown B-52's most of my career.