Boeing B-50 Superfortress
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.
370 were built between 1947 to 1953.
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"
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