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Douglas B-66B 'Destroyer'

Description
  Manufacturer:Douglas


  Base model:B-66
  Designation:B-66
  Version:B
  Nickname:Destroyer
  Equivalent to: B-66B B66BB-66B
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber

Specifications
  Length: 75' 2" 22.9 m
  Height:23' 7" 7.1 m
  Wingspan: 72' 6" 22.1 m
  Wingarea: 780.0 sq ft 72.4 sq m
  Empty Weight: 42,594 lb 19,317 kg
  Gross Weight: 57,800 lb 26,213 kg
  Max Weight: 83,000 lb 37,641 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Allison J71-A-13
  Thrust (each):10,200 lb 4,625 kg

Performance
  Cruise Speed: 528 mph 850 km/h 459 kt
  Max Speed: 631 mph 1,016 km/h 549 kt
  Climb: 5,000 ft/min 1,523 m/min
  Ceiling: 39,400 ft 12,009 m

Known serial numbers
53-482 / 53-507, 54-477 / 54-505, 54-548 / 54-551, 55-0302 / 55-0314


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Randy Ventress
 Nashville, TN
I was with the 4416th Test Squadron at Shaw A.F.B. S.C. from 1968 to 1970, then on to Takhli, Thailand and on to Korat from there as Assistant Crew Chief.
08/27/2013 @ 01:26 [ref: 68033]
 jack (tommy) tomlinson
 lake isabella, CA
hello to all of you B-66 people. I love that bird and for what it stood for. I just wish that i could have stayed with it through out its service life. I was stationed at
Skullthorp, with the 84th BS, 47th Bomb Wing. just got done reading the Glory Days it was a great book . i hope all you get to read it................tommy















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05/01/2012 @ 23:32 [ref: 56626]
 Larry Horn
 San Jose, CA
I was a Heat and Vent Specialist from January 1968 to August 1968 with the 4416th Test Squadron. We had several EB-66 assigned to the unit. We also had a bunch of birds out of the bone yard converted WB-66 and BB-66 with ECM compartments where the bombbay used to be that leaked like a sieve when pressurized.
On a hot day on the ramp, the inside of that bird was an oven. Tough bird though. We had a new RF-4C crash and slide under one of the 363rd birds in full AB plowing up concrete until the firefighters chopped the throttles. But that B-66 only slid a little!
01/04/2010 @ 22:23 [ref: 25520]
 Jack L Gilbert
 Rio Rancho, NM
I experienced B-66s in the arly 1970s at Shaw AFB, SC. I guess it was that big, flat-sided fuselage right beside the engine exhausts, but that had to be the LOUDEST airplane I ever heard!
12/25/2008 @ 11:10 [ref: 23341]
 Larry Gardner
 Anderson, IN
B-66B nav. at Alconbury and Sculthorpe, 86thBOMRON 59-62. Most memorable tour in 20 years service.
02/18/2008 @ 17:03 [ref: 19717]
 George W. Pruett
 Greenwood, SC
Reunion in Myrtle Beach,SC in April,2008 for all members of 19th TRS ppl stationed at RAF Bruntingthorpe,Spangdalem,Gr and Toul-Rosieres AB,FR. Contact me at hunter1944@embarqmail.com
09/16/2007 @ 11:18 [ref: 17938]
 Jack (tommy) Tomlinson
 wofford heights, CA
Arrived at Scuthorpe August,1961. Assinged to the 84th bomb sq. A flight. A/C # 54-0551. as 43151C mechanic. I still think it is a great aircraft.
04/01/2007 @ 20:11 [ref: 16065]
 Chuck Pomroy
 Liverpool, NY
I was assigned to the 11trs at Yokota Jp from Aug 58 till July 60 and was crew chief on D model #50416.I would love to hear from anyone from the 11 or 12 trs who was there during that time period. I am in contact with several other Maint Personnel & will share info upon request.
01/28/2007 @ 16:08 [ref: 15330]
 Art Pollard
 , AL
I was assigned to the 9th Tac Recon Sqdn as a gunner on the RB-66 in 1958. We had the RB-66C and the WB-66. I was also assigned to 84th Bomb Sqdn at RAF Sculthorpe for two year before the Wing closed.
01/19/2007 @ 05:28 [ref: 15226]
 james hunt
 , AL
I was assigned to the 95th Bomb Sq at Hurlburt Field 56-58 as a B-66 gunnery systems mech. Retrained as a B-66 gunner in Nov 57 and went to England in Jan 58. Flew with 84th Bomb Sq, RAF Sculthorpe on B-66B until Dec 60.
01/18/2007 @ 16:46 [ref: 15224]

 
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