Aircraft Photo of 46-685 / 6685 | Martin XB-51 | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #243935
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:46-685
Alternate Serial:6685
Aircraft Original Type:Martin XB-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin XB-51
Aircraft Version:Martin XB-51
C/n (msn):[ 46-685 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
 
Photo Date:28 October 1949 to 25 March 1956
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 243935
Photo Comment

The bizarre XB-51 trijet was only a light bomber, originally designated XA-45. The USAF instead bought the Canberra, also built by Martin as the B-57. This XB-51, the first of two examples built, starred as a 'Gilbert XF-120' in the movie Toward the Unknown. Photo from: National Museum of the US Air Force

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