One of the most amazing things about the BUFF ( and I wish I had the expertise to explain it correctly is, I believe it’s called “crabbing”.. its alibilty to land with the wheels parallel to the runway centerline, whereas the plane is as much as 45 degress offset....everytime I see a clip of this, it blows my mind..
The B-52 has non-standard landing gear with 2 sets of bogies fore and aft, and outrigger retractable wheels in the wing tips.
The main bogies can indeed be steered so that the aircraft can crab into a cross-wind, and yet land with the bogies rolling straight and true.
Which is important, because the sidewall pressure on a crosswind landing is harsh.
That was classified for a LONG time.
Back in the 70's I was the first FAA controller allowed to take a KC135/B-52 fam trip.
Day one was briefings, day two a 15 hour B-52 flight, day three a six hour flight to refuel Buffs.
The highlights were low level oil burner routes in the mountains near La Junta, CO and the landing back at Kincheloe with a 40 degree crosswind.
I got to do some pretty cool things while in FAA, and that is certainly near the top of the list.
(Couple of others were photographing flight ops from port catwalk on Forrestal, and front row seat for a B-747 crash.)