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B-52 Stratofortress - w/ Autograph of Boeing Test Pilot A.M. "Tex" Johnston

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 Product Description

Dimensions: 18" x 16.5"
Signature: A. M. "Tex" Johnston

Plane Type: XB-52 Stratofortress

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on 29 November 1951, and the first flight, by the second aircraft built, was on 15 April 1952.

The initial production aircraft, the B-52A, was delivered to the Air Force a little over two years later, in June 1954, but only three of this model were built, none of which found their way to operational units. They were used as test beds for further type development and one, the first, became the launch vehicle for the X-15 rocket-powered experimental plane.

Original Signature:
A. M. "Tex" Johnston - Best known for performing a barnstormer-style barrel-roll maneuver with Boeing's first real jet airliner the 367-80 in a demonstration flight over Lake Washington outside of Seattle, on August 7, 1955, "Tex" Johnston began his aviation career in the 30's as one of America's barnstormers. He later He became a test pilot for Boeing in July 1948 where he flew the B-47 Stratojet and piloted the first flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress prototype.

About our Custom Framing -
This Aviation Collectible is exquisitely Custom Framed with double mattes and comes in  a 1 ½” Matte Black Frame. We’ve opened up the matte on the bottom to showcase the authentic pencil signature of the pilot/s who flew this aircraft. All of our Aviation Collectibles come with a Certificate of Authenticity to ensure that the signatures are real and your purchase will be collectible for years to come.

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