B-52 bomber

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B-52 bomber
B-52 bomber image
Pattern type Gun
Period 104
Barrels 2
Number of cells 85
Bounding box 39×21
Discovered by Noam Elkies
Year of discovery 1996
For other uses of the term 'bomber', see Bomber (disambiguation).

The B-52 bomber is a period 104 double-barrelled glider gun. It uses two blockers, two molds, two blocks and two tubs to hassle a B-heptomino as a shuttle, and thus emits one glider every 52 generations. It was found by Noam Elkies in March 1996, except that Elkies used two more blockers in place of the two molds. This smaller version was found by David Bell later the same month.

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