Aircraft Photo of 49-231 / 231 | Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress | #302281
Registration / Serial:49-231
Alternate Serial:231
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
Aircraft Version:Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress
C/n (msn):16249
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KFFO   IATA: FFO   Local: FFO   Other: -
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:May 1959
Photo from:Bob Garrard Collection
Photo ID: 302281
Photo Comment

The first B-52 to fly, Featuring tandem seating as did the XB-52, all future models had a side by side flight deck. Seen here in May 1959 at the old Air Force Museum located on the Patterson side of Wright-Patterson AFB. The YB-52 was retired in the late 1950s to the museum, but the aircraft was scrapped in the mid-1960s because of a drive to get rid of excess military hardware.

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