Boeing's WaveRider — a jet-fueled, air-breathing hypersonic rocket developed for the U. Air Force — went hypersonic during a recent test off the Southern California coast, flying at more than five times the speed of sound.
The Boeing Stratofortress is in its fifth decade of operational service. It primarily provides the United States with immediate nuclear and conventional global strike capability. The is the most combat capable bomber in the U.
Air Force Boeing Stratofortress (s/n dropping bombs over Vietnam. This aircraft flew its final combat mission on 29 December 1972 and was one of the three final aircraft to bomb North Vietnam during "Operation Linebacker II".