Despite being introduced in the mid-1950s at the height of the Cold War, the Boeing B-52 straddle fortress remains in service to this day is one of the most recognizable long-range b0mbers in aviation history.
That said its role has changed quite bit over the years with the 159 foot long, 185 foot wingspan aircraft undergoing many updates and modifications. One of the most impressive of these is the addition of the common strategic rotary launcher or CSRL.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic b0mber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The b0mber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weap0ns, and has a typical combat range of around 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling.