Aircraft Photo of 48-010 / 0-80010 | North American B-45C Tornado | USA - Air Force | #2118
Registration / Serial:48-010
Alternate Serial:0-80010
Military Code:BE-010
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-45 Tornado
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-45 Tornado
Aircraft Version:North American B-45C Tornado
C/n (msn):153-38486
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2118
Photo Comment

North American's B-45 was the first jet bomber for the USAF, serving SAC from 1950 till 1959, but quickly superseded in the nuclear role during the early 50s by the B-47 Stratojet. A total of 143 were built, most 'C' models being completed as RB-45C reconnaissance aircraft, although this example was used latterly by Pratt & Whitney for engine testing, being flown to the Museum in 1971. Now housed inside in the marks of 47th BW (Light), which based B-45s at RAF Sculthorpe from 1952-58

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