Produced from 1955 to 1962, the B-52 was conceived as a stand-off nuclear launch platform and has seen action delivering conventional munitions from high altitude - essentially in the same manner as World War 2 bombers.
The last model B-52 - the H model - was designed specifically for low level strike.
B-52 at the Federation of American Scientists
B-52 Stratofortress Association
MiGMan thanks Chinofor his photo taken at the Great New England Air Show at Westover ARB, August 2000.
B-52 Stratofortress and in the background the B-1B bomber - IMAGE (c) 2000 Bruce Irving