Modern Marvels

Episode 1

B-52 Stratofortress

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Unknown on The History Channel
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B-52 Stratofortress
Modern Marvels profiles the USAF B-52 jet-bomber and its successful track record in accomplishing over 1000 US military missions. Narrator, Max Raphael, starts this episode at Boeing headquarters in 1946, where engineers designed a replacement for the Convair B-36. Cameras flashback to the B-52 Stratofortress' maiden flight in the 50s, and Raphael continues to tell the bomber's story of its significance in the Vietnam War, Gulf War and beyond.moreless

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