Boeing XB-44 Superfortress Photos

Discussion in 'Aircraft Pictures' started by jzichek, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. jzichek

    jzichek Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Check out this article at RetroMechanix.com on the Boeing XB-44 Superfortress, a B-29A upgraded with Pratt Whitney R-4360-33 Wasp Major radial engines of 3,000 hp each:

    [​IMG]

    This experimental engine testbed first flew in May 1945 and was essentially the prototype for the B-50, the core of the USAF's early postwar strategic bombardment capability. The accompanying gallery features 15 high resolution photos of this little known member of the Superfortress family.

    -Jared
     
  2. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,093
    Likes Received:
    657
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Cool shots!
     
  4. hub

    hub Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Adelaide South Australia
    Imagine being the guy standing next to those four running up! no PPE in those days
     
  5. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,226
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Wow, nice shots....
     
  6. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Salesman
    Location:
    St Joseph, Missouri
    Great shots, thanks for sharing
     
Loading...

Share This Page