The B-52G/H uses 8 spoilerons (so it has 8 burning and 8 turning on its wing) and a shortened vertical stabilizer. Spoilerons seem to be very effective for this design, further reducing the need for a conventional rudder and ailerons to yaw and roll the aircraft.
The B-52A through B-52F had what have been described as "feeler ailerons". But their elimination meant that the aircraft no longer has pure roll control, making maneuvering up to a tanker a bit more cumbersome, as inputs from the spoilerons would swing the nose from side to side.
It did occur to me that the tanker, and its boom, would do most of the adjusting, but was the "D" easier to handle in these situations? A response from someone with actual experience would be greatly appreciated.