B-50/KB-50 Superfortress
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 51.841 W 082° 29.383
17R E 353334 N 3083030
Quick Description: The Boeing KB-50/B50 is the post WWII version of the famous B-29; the long-range bomber that ended that war.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 7:04:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM22D2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Raven Recon
Views: 108

Long Description:
The B-50 had a larger body that the B-29 and stronger engines that provided 50 percent more power. It had an 11 man crew, maximum speed of 360 miles per hour, a 20,000 pound bomb load capability and could carry twelve machine guns and one cannon. The first non-stop flight around the world was flown by a B-50, the "Lucky Lady II". The B-50 was flown by MacDill AFB's 306th and 307th bombardment wings and saw action in the Korean War in 1950 and 1951. The B-50 was modified to become an air refueling tanker and designated the KB-50. To accommodate the refueling of newer, high-speed jet aircraft J-47 jet englines were added. The aircraft pictured, a KB-50D, #49-389 (built in 1949), was in service with the 2nd bombardment wing (medium) at Hunter AFB, Georgia, from 1950-1953, the 4505th aerial refueling wing at Hunter AFB, Georgia and later at Biggs AFB, Texas. It was retired in October 1963.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): B-50/KB-50 Superfortress

Tail Number: (S/N): 0-80114

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): MacDill Memorial Park on MacDill AFB

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

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