B-52 Re-engine Resurfaces As USAF Reviews Studies

marauder2048

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The replacement part timeline for the B-52 is still pretty dire since AMARG parts often have to be
reworked extensively to be usable. In some cases it's years.

The major difference is that the Air Force kept the production tooling for the B-1B and it has been restored
as needed to produce parts since a good number of the material suppliers at least are still around.
And there are some AM parts starting to make there way on the B-1B.

The B-52 does have a larger physical aperture for a new radar though and potentially more
electrical power generation from 8 x new engine. Though I suppose for a truly fair comparison
there you'd have to look at the various B-1B re-engining schemes that Boeing et al have described.
 

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Rolls-Royce McVay on Program to Re-Engine USAF's B-52 Bomber Fleet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkVf3_vTP2o
 

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The Air Force Magazine article in question:

EDIT: You've beaten me to it.
 
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