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040315-F-9999G-007

YB-60 1950's -- Convair YB-60 sweptwing, eight-jet bomber is shown here in the first flight view of the U.S. Air Force's latest addition to its air arsenal. Equipped with eight Pratt & Whitney turbojet engines, most powerful of their type now in use, the YB-60 was rolled out of the factory at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation's Fort Worth, Texas, Division on April 6, 1952, for engine run-ups and ground tests. First flight, on April 18, 1952, occurred just 14 days after installation of its final engine. Planes needle-nose appearance originates from a slender boom used for test purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo)

040315-F-9999G-007
johnbr, May 20, 2011
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