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Video: ‘Birth of the B-52’

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Here’s a video that describes the birth of the B-52 Stratofortress, a US bomber that’s now over 60 years old.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Where did the original idea for the B-52 come from?
  2. What was the original idea for the plane?
  3. Why did that idea change?
  4. Where did this new idea take shape and how long did it take?
  5. What were the important characteristics that the Air Force wanted in this plane?

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Weekend Warriors: Birth of the B-52

A Boeing engineering team takes an idea born out of the darkest days of World War II and creates a whole new aircraft during a weekend cram session in a Dayton, Ohio, hotel room.