The B52 Video

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B52 Video

The Darwin Aviation Museum Boeing B-52

Darwin : Film North Productions, 1990.

Narrator : David Fidler.

DVD (ca. 20 min.)

Price: Only $15 😀

The awesome B-52 Stratofortress powered by eight turbojets, a wingspan of 56 meters, 48 meters long, standing over 12 meters high has an operational weight in excess of 225,000 kg.

This aircraft dubbed the Glossie Aussie before its final flight now sits quietly within the Darwin Aviation Museum.

 

Here is a 40 second preview of the B-52 video showing in the cargo bay of the B52:

10 Responses

  1. Glad to see you are taking good care of the Glossie Aussie. I remember seeing that plane on the ramp at Andersen just before we brought it down to Darwin… and flying in it a week or two prior to that. I got to deploy to Australia 3 times in my military career. I still tell new 2Lts that there is no such thing as a bad trip to Australia. There are few other stories about that plane I could tell, but save that for another day.

  2. Ron Ninnis

    Stories about the plane are very welcome!

  3. Nathan Shoffner

    My dad James Shoffner was the crew chief on darwins pride, he and his friend Dewey called it temp fix 596

  4. Geoff Forsyth

    I was the WO construction supervisor who built the taxiway, apron and moved the B52. We used a Cat 130g grader to tow the big bird. Great experience great australian and US team work.

  5. John Delaney

    I was the Transport and Works project officer for the design and construction of the museum and taxiway. It was a great project to be involved in
    – Barclays (Neil Sunners) were the contractor for the Museum and civil works around the building.
    – Halkitis Bros won the contract for the “dry” hire of the civil engineering machinery (scrapers, graders, loaders, water arts etc) for the army reserve team (Norcom Plant Troop under the capable leadership of W/O Geoff Forsyth.
    All in all a very satisfying result was achieved!

  6. david goetz

    i was with the kc-135’s bringing the b-52 to Darwin then taking back engines and such back from Darwin to Anderson AFB. The Australian people were absolutely wonderful to us . I had always dreamt of going to Australia and got to go and bring this fantastic plane. Love Australians

  7. Steven Bowdich

    i WAS PART OF THE GREAT TEAM RESTORING THIS BOMBER TO GIVE TO DARWIN i WILL AWAYS REMEMBER THE GREAT TIME i HAD IN AUSTRALIA ASUCH A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE THERE. i TO HOPE TO MAKE IT BACK THERE SOME TIME AND SEE THE OUR NAMES IN THE BOMB BAY :0)

    THEN TSGT BOWDICH

  8. Ron Ninnis

    It would be great to see you at the Museum. Thanks for the comments.

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