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Boeing XB-44 Superfortress

jzichek

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Check out this article at http://retromechanix.com/articles/aerospace/boeing-xb-44-superfortress/ 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:

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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

EDIT: correct link added.

 

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Hmm .. can't get access to that link but I think these are the photos:

http://top81.jschina.com.cn/top81bbs/thread.php?cid=1&rootid=3392929&id=3392929

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