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KB-29/KB-50 Tanker
KB-29s were adapted for in-flight refueling duty. B-50s were converted to hose-type KB-50 aerial tankers, their speed enhanced by the addition of two 5,200-pound-thrust jet engines, so at 400 mph, they could refuel jet aircraft.
KB-29 Refueling B-29 and B-50 in Flight
BI46920 (BIV16_KB-29_01)
KB-29 Refueling B-29 and B-50 in Flight
An entirely new career began for the B-29 Superfortress when the Strategic Air Command decided to use...
RF-101 Voodoos Refueling with KB-50
BI21136 (d4c-553)
RF-101 Voodoos Refueling with KB-50
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (1954-1961): The F-101 Voodoo evolved from McDonnell’s XF-88 long range fighter...
KB-50J Refueling Two F-100 Fighter Jets
BI24428 (hs6235c)
KB-50J Refueling Two F-100 Fighter Jets
The KB-50 tanker was a later version of the four-engine, propeller-powered B-50 bomber which first flew...
KB-29D and B-50D Refueling in Flight
BI24420 (p9735)
KB-29D and B-50D Refueling in Flight
An entirely new career began for the B-29 Superfortress when the Strategic Air Command decided to use...
KB-29P and B-29 Superfortress In-Flight Refueling
BI228855 (p9494)
KB-29P and B-29 Superfortress In-Flight Refueling
In 1948, Boeing reactivated its Wichita plant, nearly idle since the war ended, to convert B-29s into...
B-50D Refueling in Flight
BI24186 (p9684)
B-50D Refueling in Flight
The four-engine, propeller-powered B-50 bomber, which first flew in 1947, was among the last piston-powered...
B-50B Refueling in Flight
BI24176 (p10729)
B-50B Refueling in Flight
The four-engine, propeller-powered B-50 bomber, which first flew in 1947, was among the last piston-powered...
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