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The B-52 Stratofortress is the primary conventional bomber flown by the United States of America.
First flown in 1952 and introduced as the standard strategic bomber of the United States Air Force in 1955, as well as a prime delivery platform for nuclear weapons (replacing the B-36 Peacemaker) even after the introduction of ICBMs, the B52 Stratofortress proudly holds the title of the oldest military aircraft in service. While decades of attrition, doctrinal changes, budget cuts and the introduction of newer, more advanced aircraft have reduced the fleet of active B52s to little more than two hundred by the time America entered the Third World War, the 'Big, Ugly, Fat F*cker' still serves as the blunt, hard-hitting sledgehammer in support of many US ground operations and strategic bombing campaigns. Its payload bay can carry up to 31.500kg worth of bombs in various shapes and sizes which are generally more than enough to eradicate anything from an armoured battalion to an entire industrial district in a single run.