Boeing’s Forgotten Bomber, the B-50 thejivebombers Army Air Force, US Air Force April 22, 2023 1 Minute The B-50’s R-4360 radials were the culmination of piston engine technology. 49-360 was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Wing. The “Lucky Lady II” of the 43rd Bomb Group was famous for its non-stop flight around the world. Although a solid aircraft in every respect, the B-50 was overshadowed (figuratively and literally) by the giant B-36, and the newer and more exciting jet aircraft then taking to the skies. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by thejivebombers View all posts by thejivebombers Published April 22, 2023
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I’d have been about 16 (ca 1960) when, out and about on my bike, when a pair of what I took to be B-29s flew by at about 2000ft heading for Amberley RAAF Base (Australia). The newspaper next day told me they were KB-50s.