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Martin XB-51

Martin XB-51 landing configuration. Note the RATO packs on the aft fuselage. (U.S. Air Force photo)

1949 ... XB-51

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Martin XB-51 - Aeroflight

Martin XB-51 landing.(photo, U.S. Air Force) Development As the Cold War heated up between the West and the Soviet Union in the late 1940s, the United States Air Force moved ahead with p...

US - Vought “YF-103A” Cutlass II (FG-497) USAF a Fighter Design Derived From the USN's Vought Regulus II Guided Missile

US - Vought “YF-103A” Cutlass II (FG-497) USAF a Fighter Design Derived From the USN's Vought Regulus II Guided Missile

25 March 1956 - This Day in Aviation

25 March 1956: At approximately 10:50 a.m., the first of two prototype Martin XB-51 three-engine attack bombers, serial number 46-685, crashed on takeoff from Runway 22 at El Paso International Airport (ELP). The pilot, Major James O. Rudolph, United States Air Force, survived the crash although he was seriously burned. Staff Sergeant Wilbur R. Savage, … Continue reading 25 March 1956 →

The Manned Missile: the Story of the B-70 / Signed Presentation-Association copy, That of General Lyman Lemnitzer, [then] Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Rees, Ed - 1960

Find The Manned Missile: the Story of the B-70 / Signed Presentation-Association copy, That of General Lyman Lemnitzer, [then] Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Rees, Ed - 1960

Martin XB-51

Martin XB-51 landing. Note the drag chute is nearly fully opened and the aircraft is still a few feet off the runway. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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North American JB-45A

North American JB-45A in flight. This aircraft was originally B-45A-5-NA (S/N 47-096) with test engine mounted (probably a Westinghouse J34 turbojet). (U.S. Air Force photo)

Martin XB-68, supersonic tactical bomber with a speed of Mach 2.3+, design began in 1954 but cancelled in the late 1950s.

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Martin XB-51

PictionID:42004103 - Catalog:16_002454 - Title:Martin XB-51 Air Force photo - Filename:16_002454.TIF - ---Photo from the Ray Wagner Collection - - - - Ray Wagner was Archivist at the San Diego Air and Space Museum for several years and is an author of several books on aviation --- ---Please Tag these images so that the information can be permanently stored with the digital file.---Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum