B-52G Model from McCoy Air Force Base

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Title

B-52G Model from McCoy Air Force Base

Alternative Title

B-52G Model from McCoy AFB

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Aircraft--United States

Description

A model of a B-52G bomber plane from McCoy Air Force Base. The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long range, heavy bomber that entered military service in 1955. The primary role and purpose of the B-52 was strategic bombing and nuclear deterrence; two roles that were essential for a Cold War bomber. From 1952 to 1962, Boeing Company produced 744 B-52s. Out of those 744 B-52s built, 193 were G models.

In 1961, McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando, Florida, acquired the B-52. McCoy Air Force base was a key strategic base for the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command (SAC). SAC was in charge of all strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles within the continental United States. With the B-52 located at such a strategic Air Force base, it was capable of performing one of its main roles, nuclear deterrence.

Source

Original model airplane: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall/a&gt
, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1961-1975

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

279 KB

Medium

1 model airplane

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

McCoy Air Force Base, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Pacheco, Alexander
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"B-52." Encyclopædia Britannica Research Starters, EBSCOhost (accessed January 28, 2016). http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?sid=8e422c1d-95dd-40cf-b132-70355e932d0f%40sessionmgr4002&vid=2&hid=4103&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=87994690&db=ers.
Evans, John C. "Pinecastle / McCoy Air Force Base." Strategic-Air-Command.com. http://www.strategic-air-command.com/bases/McCoy_AFB.htm.
"History." B52 Stratofortress Association. B-52 Stratofortress Association. http://www.stratofortress.org/history.htm.

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