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This was taken at the USS Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. It is probably a US Navy aircraft.

This is probably a US Navy Aircraft

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    $\begingroup$ It's a B-52, not sure what variant. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    May 18, 2017 at 1:34
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    $\begingroup$ Was type aircraft NOT on the information plaque you can see on the left side of the photo?! $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2023 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Michael Hall-He may not have been at the museum but looking at a picture taken there. $\endgroup$
    – RetiredATC
    Feb 13, 2023 at 0:28

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B-52D Stratofortress "Calamity Jane".

It is a long-range, subsonic, strategic bomber operated by the US Air Force (not the Navy) since 1955.

The aircraft you see here was amoung 170 B-52Ds manufactured by Boeing Airplane Company, and was equipped exclusively for long-range bombing missions. "Calamity Jane", as she is called, has been demilitarized, but remains in the high camouflage used during Vietnam operations. (Source)

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    $\begingroup$ To answer the OP's other question (or assumption), the aircraft was operated by the US Air Force, not the US Navy. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    May 18, 2017 at 3:14
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    $\begingroup$ The most important question: Why is the skin so wrinkled? The answer: If you were born in 1955, your skin would be wrinkly by now, too. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Nov 16, 2021 at 18:24
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That is a USAF B-52D. These were used extensively in Vietnam, and were retired after. The 2 models that remained in operation after 1983, when the last D-model was retired, were the G and H models. The G models were retired in 1991, leaving only H models still in active service. They are expected to last into the 2050s. The last B-52 built was in 1962, which means that the aircraft will have nearly a century of service. I am honored that I was assigned as a B-52G Crew Chief, 1989-1995

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It is a B-52 called "Calamity Jane". Not a navy aircraft because there is no way they could fit that behemoth of a plane on an aircraft carrier.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Aviation! Does this post really add any value beyond the accepted answer? $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Feb 10, 2023 at 19:17

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