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ANNEX G. HEAVY BOMBER TECHNICAL DATA

  TYPE DATE
DATE HEAVY BOMBER OF EACH TYPE
INITIALLY BASED AT AN AIR BASE
B-52G
B-52H
B-1
B-2
01-NOV-1958
08-MAY-1961
07-JUL-1985
17-DEC-1993
TYPES OF HEAVY BOMBERS FROM WHICH LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAVE BEEN FLIGHT-TESTED B-52
B-1
       

(I) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

  BOMBER TYPE AND
VARIANT OF A TYPE
    B-52G B-52H
TYPE OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FOR WHICH A HEAVY BOMBER IS EQUIPPED

AGM-86B

 

AGM-129

AGM-86B

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FOR WHICH ANY HEAVY BOMBER OF THIS TYPE AND VARIANT OF A TYPE IS ACTUALLY EQUIPPED

12 20
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED ON EXTERNAL ATTACHMENT JOINTS

12 12
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED IN INTERNAL WEAPONS BAYS

0 8
LAUNCHERS OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:    
EXTERNAL LAUNCHER:    
  PYLON    
  LENGTH (METERS) 12.5 12.5
  HEIGHT (METERS)

1.52 1.52
MAXIMUM NUMBER ON HEAVY BOMBERS

2 2
    BOMBER TYPE AND VARIANT OF A TYPE
    B-52G B-52H
  MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS CARRIED ON EACH PYLON 6 6
  NUMBER OF ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON PYLON FOR ATTACHING IT TO HEAVY BOMBER 2 2
  DISTANCE BETWEEN JOINTS FOR ATTACHING PYLON TO HEAVY BOMBER, MEASURED ON PYLON OR HEAVY BOMBER (METERS) 3.40 3.40
  NUMBER OF ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON PYLON FOR ATTACHING LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM TO IT 2 2
  DISTANCE BETWEEN JOINTS FOR ATTACHING LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM TO PYLON, MEASURED ON PYLON (METERS) 0.76 0.76
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF PYLON

NONE NONE
LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM LAUNCHER LOCATED IN INTERNAL WEAPONS BAYS:    
  LENGTH (METERS) DASH 6.8
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF LAUNCHER DASH NONE
  MAXIMUM NUMBER ON HEAVY BOMBER DASH 1
  MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS FOR WHICH LAUNCHER IS EQUIPPED

DASH 8
DIMENSIONS OF WEAPONS BAYS (METERS):    
  FIRST BAY:

 
  LENGTH
WIDTH
HEIGHT
8.50
2.10
2.10
8.50
2.10
2.10
       
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES BETWEEN VARIANTS OF A TYPE OF HEAVY BOMBER WITHIN THE CATEGORY OF HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:
 

- B-52G IS EQUIPPED WITH TURBOJET ENGINES WITH A STRAIGHT COWLING PROFILE, AS COMPARED TO THE TURBOFAN-EQUIPPED B-52H, WHICH HAS A FORWARD ENGINE COWLING THAT IS CLEARLY LARGER.

- B-52G HAS NO HORIZONTALLY MOUNTED ANTENNAS ON THE SIDE OF THE AFT FUSELAGE, AS COMPARED TO THE B-52H.

- B-52G HAS WING STRAKELETS.

   

 

(II) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:

DIFFERENCES THAT MAKE HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM HEAVY BOMBERS OF THIS TYPE EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS, TECHNICAL DATA FOR WHICH ARE LISTED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I):
  (1) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN B-52G HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND B-52G HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:
  EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:
    - B-52G EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS DOES NOT HAVE WING STRAKELETS.
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:
    - THE UNDERWING PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON THE B-52G EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS WILL ACCOMMODATE ONLY ONE CONVENTIONAL STORES PYLON ON EACH WING. THE TYPE OF PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINT AND THE SPACE BETWEEN THE PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS (3.57 METERS) PRECLUDES ATTACHMENT OF THE PYLON FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS.
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:
    - THE WEAPONS BAY OF THE B-52G EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAS NOT BEEN CONVERTED TO ACCOMMODATE THE COMMON STRATEGIC ROTARY LAUNCHER USED WITH LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS.
  (2) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN B-52G HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND B-52H HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:
     
  EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:
    - B-52G EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAS A TURBOJET ENGINE WITH A STRAIGHT COWLING PROFILE, AS COMPARED TO THE TURBOFAN-EQUIPPED B-52H, WHICH HAS A FORWARD ENGINE COWLING THAT IS CLEARLY LARGER.
    - B-52G HAS NO HORIZONTALLY MOUNTED ANTENNAS ON THE SIDE OF THE AFT FUSELAGE, AS COMPARED TO THE B-52H.
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:
    - THE UNDERWING PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON THE B-52G EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS WILL ACCOMMODATE ONLY ONE CONVENTIONAL STORES PYLON ON EACH WING. THE TYPE OF PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINT AND THE SPACE BETWEEN THE PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS (3.57 METERS) PRECLUDES ATTACHMENT OF THE PYLON FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS.
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:
    - THE WEAPONS BAY OF THE B-52G EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAS NOT BEEN CONVERTED TO ACCOMMODATE THE COMMON STRATEGIC ROTARY LAUNCHER USED WITH LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS.
  (3) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN B-1 HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS AND B-1 TEST HEAVY BOMBER EQUIPPED FOR LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS:
  EXTERNALLY OBSERVABLE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:
    - B-1 EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAS NO LARGE VERTICAL BLADE ANTENNA ON TOP OF THE FUSELAGE NEAR THE MID-WING.
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES UNDER WING/FUSELAGE:
    - FOR THE B-1 EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS, THERE ARE FIVE OR SEVEN EXTERNAL PYLON ATTACHMENT JOINTS ON EACH SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE (NEAR THE WEAPONS BAYS), WHICH ARE COVERED BY A PROCESS EQUIVALENT TO WELDING. THERE IS ONE ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT JOINT ON EACH SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE, WHICH ALSO SERVES AS AN AIRCRAFT JACKING POINT AND WHICH WILL NOT BE COVERED BY A PROCESS EQUIVALENT TO WELDING.
  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WEAPONS BAY:
    - THE WEAPONS BAY BULKHEAD BETWEEN THE FORWARD AND INTERMEDIATE BAYS ON THE B-1 EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS HAS NOT BEEN MOVED AND REMAINS AS IT WAS PRODUCED. THE WEAPONS BAY DOORS ARE ALL OF EQUAL LENGTH, 4.56 METERS. THE WEAPONS BAY SIZE IS INSUFFICIENT TO LOAD A LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM. (B-1 TEST HEAVY BOMBER WEAPONS BAY AND ASSOCIATED DOORS ARE 6.81 METERS IN LENGTH TO ACCOMMODATE LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS.)



(III) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS OTHER THAN
LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCMS, OF A TYPE FROM NONE OF WHICH A LONG-RANGE NUCLEAR ALCM HAS BEEN FLIGHT-TESTED:

RECOGNITION FEATURES OF B-2 HEAVY BOMBERS:
  - THE B-2 PLANFORM IS OF A FLYING WING DESIGN.
  - THE B-2 HAS NO RUDDER OR VERTICAL STABILIZER.
  - THE B-2 IS EQUIPPED WITH TRICYCLE LANDING GEAR.

(IV) HEAVY BOMBERS EQUIPPED FOR NON-NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS: NONE

(V) TRAINING HEAVY BOMBERS: NONE

(VI) FORMER HEAVY BOMBERS: NONE


ANNEX G FOOTNOTES: NONE

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