The B-52 has a long history. First flown in 1952, first entering service in 1955, and with the last airframe out for delivery in 1962, the B-52 soldiers on, still serving today alongside both its replacements 50 years later. This latest (#207) in the In Action series covers the last two variants of this iconic bomber.
There is an introduction and then a brief overview of both variants and their participation in conflicts from Vietnam to today. Like most in the In Action series, the bulk of the volume is made up of photographs, the majority of which are in color. It is especially nice to have many color photos of the various nose art carried by the G and H models. Interior color photos are also included.
A large portion of this volume covers all of the various ordnance the B-52G/Hs are capable of carrying, and that is quite a lot and of very wide variety. There is also a small section covering the “new” B-52H used by NASA. With the B-52 slated to remain in service until 2040, there is still a great deal to be written in the future on the use and history of this bomber.
Like all In Action books, this will be of great use to the modeler and aircraft enthusiast alike. I recommend it highly. The book is available from Squadron through their website above. Our thanks to Squadron Products for the copy and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.