Crowood Aviation Series, Crowood Press, Marlborough, 1st ed., 1998. 176 pp., numerous photo-ills., + diagrams + coloured photo-plates. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE +. For over forty years the Boeing B-52 has symbolized the United States’ airborne might. From the dark days of the Cold War, through Vietnam and in the Gulf, the bomber has continued to hold the front line whilst being upgraded to deliver more modern weapons and to survive in an ever more hostile environment. The authors, assisted by over forty veterans, tell the story of this exceptional aircraft. The development of the B-52 is explained with text boxes and appendices to describe its equipment, weapons, mission profiles and notable achievements. Profusely illustrated with photographs, including coloured plates.