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2037 Bomber
Role Heavy bomber
Introduction 2037 (projected)
Status Planned
Primary user United States Air Force

The 2037 Bomber is the unofficial name given to a heavy strategic bomber planned by the United States Air Force. It is projected to enter service in 2037 as a stealthy, supersonic, long-range, heavy-payload, possibly unmanned aircraft to potentially replace the B-52 Stratofortress, which entered service in 1955 and is scheduled to be retired in 2040.

DevelopmentEdit

With the ending of B-2 production in the early 1990s, the U.S. Air Force was left with a gap in its bomber development. A new bomber would be needed in the 2037 time frame to replace retiring B-52s and B-1s according to the Air Force's Bomber Roadmap, released in 1999.[1][2] This was considered too long to wait, as the Air Force needed an interim bomber before the 2030s.[3][4] This left the aircraft proposed for 2037 as more of a heavy bomber than a medium bomber.

SpecificationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tirpak, John A. "The Bomber Roadmap", Air Force Magazine, June 1999.
  2. Air Force Assoc. Feb. 2007, p. 11.
  3. Hebert, Adam J. "Long-Range Strike in a Hurry". Air Force magazine, November 2004.
  4. Hebert, Adam J. "Issue Brief", 2018 Bomber. Air Force Magazine, March 2008.

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