USAFA B-52 Display
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dew Crew
N 39° 01.261 W 104° 51.000
13S E 512984 N 4319119
Quick Description: A real B-52 on display on the United States Air Force Academy.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2006 4:38:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dew Crew
Views: 139

Long Description:
Anyone can get to this aircraft display as long as the Visitor's Center is open, which is year-round.

This B-52D was moved from Peterson Air Force Base in December 1983. It was flown from 1957-1983 and ended its career with over 15,000 flying hours. It is one of the two B-52D's credited with a confirmed MIG kill during the vietnam conflict. Flying out of U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield in southern Thailand, the crew of the "Diamond Lil" shot down a MIG northeast of Hanoi during "Linbacker II" action on Christmas Eve, 1972.

Apparently there must have been a mistake on the re-paint. If you notice in the tail number photo the number is 50083, but in one of the plaques it is 55083. The correct number is 55083.

B-52 Information
MIG Information

Type of Aircraft: (make/model): B-52D

Tail Number: (S/N): 55083

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): On the USAFA

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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