Aircraft - B-45 Tornado (U.S.A.)
B-45 in Flight
Developed and tested at the WADC, the B-45 was
the first USAF jet bomber to go into production.
The first B-45 made its initial flight on March
17, 1947. A light bomber by today's
standards, the B-45 was also used for
photo-reconnaissance and flew missions in the
B-45 on the Ground
Specifications of the B-45 Tornado
Span: 89 ft.
Length: 75 ft. 4
Height: 25 ft. 2
.50-cal. machine guns in the tail; 22,000 lbs.
General Electric J47s of 6,000 lbs. thrust ea.
Maximum speed: 570
Cruising speed: 500
Range: 1000 miles
Source: U.S. Air Force