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Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Technical Information

Background
Designed by Boeing as a postwar revision of the B-29 Superfortress with more powerful engines, structure and a taller tail fin plus other improvements. This was the last piston engined bomber, aside from the B-54 which was never completed.

Production
370 were built between 1947 to 1953.

Technical Details
Crew  8-10 pilot, co-pilot, bombardier, navigator, engineer, radio/electronic countermeasures, two side gunners, top gunner, tail gunner
Engine  4 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-35 28 Cyl. four-row air-cooled radial piston engine, 3,500 hp driving four bladed propellers
Span  141' 3"
Length  99'
Height  32' 8" (9.96m)
Maximum Speed 394 mph at 30,000'
Cruise Speed  244 mph
Range  2,394 miles on a combat mission or 7,750 miles on a ferry mission
Armament  13 x .50 cal machine guns in four remote controlled turrets
Bombload  20,000 pounds internally plus 8,000 pound on external hardpoints
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