The instrument panel of this B-52 is nearly complete.  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 at 50,000 feet at a gross weight of almost half a million pounds!

 

      This is the pilots view of the instrument panel and shows what this girl looked like sitting in the bosses seat!

 

 

       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.

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! 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 information visit or eBay store, or contact b52parts@msn.com       

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