Boeing B-52 StratofortressAviation_Boeing_B-52_Yellow_14x11 $44
The B-52 Stratofortress by Boeing evolved from a six engine turboprop aircraft in the late 1940s to an eight-engined, jet-propelled, long-range bomber in the 1950s. Originally designed to deliver a nuclear payload during the cold war, the B-52 can fly up to 8,000 miles (14,000 kilometers) without refueling. While it, fortunately, has never dropped a nuclear bomb in war, it, unfortunately, has been used as a carpet bomber, delivering millions of tonnes of explosive ordinates during the Korean, Vietnam, and middle eastern wars.
The inspiration behind our Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
The B-52, while a fearsome war machine, is also a marvel of aviation engineering. With a wingspan of 185 feet (56 meters) and weighing in empty at 185,000 pounds, it's 17,000 pounds of engine thrust that can lift a combined payload weight of almost half a million pounds (220,000 kg) off the ground. Its seemingly endless wingspan inspired the angle of view and cropping of this photo-illustration of a B-52H model in flight.
If you're into military memorabilia, an aviation buff, or just like vintage-inspired art with a modern twist, this piece is for you. Perfect for the man cave or modern décor.
- Photo illustration of the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bomber
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames with matte finish
- Protected behind 2mm thick acrylic offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!