North American B-45 Tornado

Bomber

North American B-45C Tornado USAF 48-00101 53-38486 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The North American B-45 Tornado is a four-engine strategic bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer North American Aviation, operated by the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force.
The North American B-45 Tornado was the US Air Force's first operational jet bomber aircraft.
Crew4
Propulsion4 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric J47-GE-13
Engine Power (each)25,0 kN5620 lbf
Speed920 km/h497 kts
  572 mph
Service Ceiling14.143 m46.400 ft
Range1.611 km870 NM
1.001 mi.
Empty Weight20.729 kg45.700 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight49.895 kg110.000 lbs
Wing Span27,10 m88 ft 11 in
Wing Area109,2 m1175 ft
Length22,90 m75 ft 2 in
Height7,70 m25 ft 3 in
First Flight17.03.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Production142
Data for (Version)North American B-45A Tornado
VariantsB-45A, B-45B, RB-45C

[Photo-ID: 13260] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
North American B-45A Tornado, United States Air Force (USAF), 47-0008, c/n 147-43408, Karsten Palt, 2016North American
B-45A Tornado
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 47-0008
c/n: 147-43408
 
one of three remaining B-45
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13261] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
North American B-45A Tornado, United States Air Force (USAF), 47-0008, c/n 147-43408, Karsten Palt, 2016North American
B-45A Tornado
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 47-0008
c/n: 147-43408
 
one of three remaining B-45
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5346] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
North American B-45C Tornado, United States Air Force (USAF), 48-0010, c/n 153-38486, Karsten Palt, 2012North American
B-45C Tornado
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 48-0010
c/n: 153-38486
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]