The Super Bowl LV flyover will feature more than 267 tons of American Air Power. Together, in combat operations these aircraft would be capable of delivering 185,000 pounds of payload.
On today’s football field:
From one wing to the other, a B-1 Lancer would span from Chief’s goal line almost to midfield -- 137 feet, 45 yards.
Sitting on NFL logo at mid-field, the ends of the two wings of a B-52 Stratofortress would span to each team’s Red Zone—185 feet, 61 yards.
If you aligned the three aircraft up nose to tail, they would span from End Zone to End Zone.
Supersonic: B-1 is the Air Force fastest U.S. Bomber, capable of sub and supersonic speeds. Max speed of a B-1 Lancer is over 900 miles per hour (Mach 1.2).
Bad to the BONE: The B-1's speed and superior handling characteristics allow for seamless integration into military operations. Along with it’s substantial payload and long loiter time it is no wonder the B-1B has been a key element in strike forces and flying more than 12,000 sorties in the last 20 years.
Record Holder: The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber holds the record for the longest Aerial Combat Mission in History; on a 44-hour mission before then making another 30-hour flight back to home station. That’s a total of more than 70 consecutive hours!
Moving Fast: The B-2 Spirit’s maximum speed is about 630 miles per hour (Mach 0.8) and cruises 40,000 feet above the ground at about 560 miles per hour (Mach 0.77).
Age Is Just a Number: The B-52 Stratofortress has been the backbone of America’s bomber forces since it entered the service in 1955. The youngest B-52s still in active service are about 57 years old; that’s more than 66 years of unparalleled capabilities in regards to range and payload delivery!