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Video answers: ‘Birth of the B-52’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. The original idea came from World War 2 and the fear that Britain could lose its airbases, so the US Air Force wanted a plane that didn’t need to refuel in a foreign airbase.
  2. A straight-wing turboprop bomber.
  3. It changed because the jet age had begun and the US Air Force wanted a jet bomber.
  4. The new idea took shape in a hotel in Dayton, Ohio and it took a weekend.
  5. The Air Force wanted speed, range, payload and low operating costs.

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