Douglas B-66 Destroyer

Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft

Douglas WB-66D Destroyer United States Air Force (USAF) 55-0395 JN © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas B-66 Destroyer is a twin-engined three-seat light bomber and reconnaisance aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company in service with the United States Air Force (USAF). The RB-66 was the reconnaisance aircraft variant.
The B-66 Destroyer is a development of the Douglas A-3 / A3D Skywarrior.
Crew3
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelAllison J71-A-11
Engine Power (each)45,4 kN10200 lbf
Speed1020 km/h551 kts
  634 mph
Service Ceiling12.009 m39.400 ft
Range3.000 km1.620 NM
1.864 mi.
Empty Weight19.720 kg43.475 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight38.000 kg83.776 lbs
Wing Span22,10 m72 ft 6 in
Wing Area72,5 m780 ft
Length22,90 m75 ft 2 in
Height7,19 m23 ft 7 in
First Flight28. Jun. 1954
Production Statusout of production
Total Production134
Developed fromDouglas A-3 Skywarrior
Data for (Version)Douglas B-66 Destroyer
VariantsRB-66A, RB-66B, B-66B, RB-66C, EB-66C, WB-66D, EB-66E

[Photo-ID: 5491] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas RB-66B Destroyer, United States Air Force (USAF), 53-0475, c/n 44356, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
RB-66B Destroyer
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 53-0475
c/n: 44356
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 11008] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas WB-66D Destroyer, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0395, c/n 55-0395, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
WB-66D Destroyer
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0395
c/n: 55-0395
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]