The outgoing chief of the U.S. “Mighty Eighth” Air Force has thrown his support behind a reengining of the Pratt & Whitney TF33 turbofan-powered Boeing B-52 heavy bomber, among other modernizations—just as the first nuclear-capable H-model ever to be regenerated from the “boneyard” salvage heap joins the Fifth Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. Not only could new engines keep the bomber flying past its centennial, commander Maj. Gen. Richard Clark says, ...
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