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B-52 G STRATOFORTRESS COCKPIT THAT FLEW IN OPERATION DESERT STORM TAIL # 59-2579
B-52-G-STRATOFORTRESS-COCKPIT-THAT-FLEW-IN-OPERATION-DESERT-STORM-TAIL-59-2579
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Used

This is a restored B-52 G cockpit tail number 59-2579. See add for condition!

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Apr 28, 2013
Price:
US $65,000.00
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Item location:
Washington, Utah, United States

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200910606792
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Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller Notes: This is a restored B-52 G cockpit tail number 59-2579. See add for condition!
Part Brand: Boeing Wichita Warranty: No
Manufacturer Part Number:

59-2579

Country of Manufacture: United States
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       This is a photo of 2579 sitting at Davis Mothan AFB in Arizona before the elimination process.  This Boeing Stratofortress is an amazing sight sitting amidst both the tall and short tailed B-52s.  This is a G model that entered service in 1959 and flew it's last bombing missions in the first Persian Gulf War in the early 1990's. The plane was struck from Air Force inventory in 1994.

       This is 2579 as it appears today.  The "Camo" paint has been replaced with the original nuclear white top and bottom with silver sides, as 2579 left the Boeing Factory at Wichita in 1959.

Look at how complete this B-52 instrument panel is! From the aisle stand to the yokes, to the flight and engine instruments and side panels, one can sit in either the pilots or copilots seat and get a good feel for what it must have been like to fly this beast with 8 turbofan engines, flying at 50,000 feet, at a gross weight of almost half a million pounds!  It took us many years and lots of hard work (Not to mention money) to collect and assemble what you see displayed on this flight deck.

 

      This is what you would see if you were sitting in the pilot's seat.  We even collected authentic type center caps for the yokes.  We went though many B-52 yokes before finding the right ones for this cockpit... We have personally sold a collection of yokes and columns on eBay for thousands of dollars!

 

 

       The copilots seat is equally impressive.  Plenty of things to keep a pilot busy.  Note: In all of these pictures the nuclear blast shades have been lowered to show their condition.  The B-52 could be flown with the shields down relying on the EVS monitors.  The copilot has all the primary flight instruments and has control of the bombers fuel management.

 

Above you can see the left side view from the pilots seat and below you can see the right side view from the copilots seat.  Both side panels are nearly complete.

 

 

The top view from the pilots seat shows the eyebrow panel. The only item missing is the magnetic compass which I have but didn't get replaced in time for the picture.

 

 

      Climb over this aisle stand to get into either seat, and you get a really good view of the 8 throttle levers and crab controls that operated the B-52's remarkable crosswind landing system!  There is no other aircraft with as impressive an aisle stand as the B-52!

Above and below you can see many of the B-52's system controls.  Controls for aerial refueling and nuclear blast shades over the window are just two of the things that make this cockpit unique!  The Air force plans on having the B-52 in service for many more years and it has already been the backbone of our air force for over 50 years!  By the time the venerable B-52 is retired it will have set records for service that it's unlikely any other military aircraft will ever match!

 

       Looking rearward from the flight deck there is more to see than we can describe here.  This much we can say: Every station in this cockpit is nearly as complete as the pilots and copilots stations (With the exception of the EWO station (Electronic warfare officers station which has been restricted from view for its entire operational life).  All of the required components are included in the sale of this cockpit, but many are not currently installed.

      This aircraft has already left it's mark on military aviation history and the Air Force plans on flying it for almost 40 more years. 

       Whether you are interested in an amazing aircraft cockpit for display, or purchasing it to place in a museum for a tax deduction, this aircraft cockpit will only become more valuable and collectable with age!

       This is one of the only B-52 cockpits accessible to the public, and it is now for sale.  For more photos you can visit www.b-52parts.com/b52interior.htm

A cockpit in this good of condition is a rare find... and a B-52 cockpit even rarer.  This cockpit is being offered at $85,000.  I can help arrange cranes for loading the cockpit on a semi trailer, but this sale is FOB - You bring the semi, get the permits for shipping - I can help the buyer find crane operators here in Southern Utah at a fair Price.

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