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B-52 Stratofortress

Definition/Scope: An all-weather, intercontinental, strategic heavy bomber powered by eight turbojet engines. It is capable of delivering nuclear and nonnuclear bombs, air-to-surface missiles, and decoys. Its range is extended by in-flight refueling. Designated as B-52.

Broader Terms:

Air Force Global Strike Command
bomber aircraft

Related Terms:

AGM-142 Raptor
AGM-28B Hound Dog
AGM-69 short range attack missile
AGM-84D Harpoon
air interdiction
antiship missile
in-flight refueling
offensive counterair

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