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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


XB-54 / B-50C Superfortress

Specifications
B-50BB-54
Length (feet)99.0111
span (feet)141.2161.2
Height (feet)32.8
Wing area (square feet)1,720 ...
Weights (pounds) Empty - 84,714
Combat - 121,850
Maximum takeoff, normal - 158,250
(limited by performance)
Maximum takeoff, overload - 173,000
(limited by strength)
Maximum takeoff, overload - 230,000
Engine 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-35 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-51 VDT
Takeoff ground run (feet) Sea level - 5,940
Over 50-ft obstacle - 7,425
...
Rate of climb (feet per minute) Sea level - 620
Combat rate (Maximum power) - 2,200
...
Service ceiling (feet) 24,000 (100 feet per minute climb)
36,900 at combat weight (100 feet per minute climb)
35,650 - combat ceiling (500 feet per minute climb)
40,000 - combat ceiling
Speed (knots) 212 (average)
343/30,000 (knots/feet - maximum speed,
optimum altitude, maximum power)
337/25,000 (knots/feet - basic speed
at altitude, maximum power)
...
Combat radius (nautical miles)2,082...
Service Range (nautical miles)4,000
Total mission time (hours) 19.53 ...
Armament 13 x .50-caliber machine guns 14 x .50-caliber machine guns
Maximum load (pounds) 28,000 (bombs) ...
Crew Pilot
Co-pilot
Engineer
Radio-electronic countermeasures operator
Left-side gunner
Right-side gunner
Top gunner
Tail gunner



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