North American RB-45C 'Tornado'

  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:B-45
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
  Modified Mission:Reconnaissance

  Length: 75' 4" 22.9 m
  Height:25' 2" 7.6 m
  Wingspan: 89
  Wingarea: 1,175.0 sq ft 109.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 48,903 lb 22,178 kg
  Gross Weight: 112,952 lb 51,225 kg

  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: General Electric J47-GE-15
  Thrust (each): 5,200 lb 2,358 kg

  Range: 1,910 miles 3,075 km
  Cruise Speed: 456 mph 734 km/h 396 kt
  Max Speed: 579 mph 932 km/h 503 kt
  Climb: 5,800 ft/min 1,767 m/min
  Ceiling: 43,200 ft 13,167 m

Known serial numbers
48-011 / 48-043

Examples of this type may be found at
Strategic Air Command MuseumAshlandNebraska

RB-45C on display

Strategic Air Command Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Bruce Wiltshire
 Chesterfield, VA
I was in the 19th TAC from June of 55 to
Jun 56 as the electric shop supervisor
01/08/2012 @ 11:43 [ref: 51848]
 Bruce Wiltshire
 Chesterfield, VA
I was in the 19th TAC from June of 55 to
Jun 56 as the electric shop supervisor
01/08/2012 @ 11:43 [ref: 51847]
 Lynn Callahan
 Brunswick, ME
My Dad was a pilot in B45's and RB47's in Korea and at Lockbourne AFB in Ohio. He retired in 1965 as a Lt. Colonel. His name was John G. Callahn - also known as Bud. He died in 1982. If you knew him I would love to converse with you.
Lynn Callahan
11/17/2011 @ 12:02 [ref: 50261]
 Don Richards
 Mtn.View, CA
Please add my email ((((donw598@gmail.com))THANKS
DON Richards
06/18/2011 @ 19:25 [ref: 39660]
 Don Richards
 Mtn. View, 94043, CA
Please add my email address to my comments
already entered under RB45C,in case a 19th tac
member is still living.Thanks
06/16/2011 @ 14:19 [ref: 39648]
 George M Gordon
 Stuart, FL
I am one of the PWA Test Pilots, along with Frank Bastidas, who delivered this B-45 (48-017) to the SAC Museium in 1972. The aircraft had been used as an engine test bed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for many years and tested many engines, such as the TF-30 used in the F-111. The delivery flight was the last knmown flight of a B-45.
08/25/2010 @ 11:14 [ref: 29360]
 Jolynn Dupree
 Atlanta, GA
I own and operate a company called The Hangar Models Company (www.hangarmodels.com) where we specialize in custom solid mahogany airplane models. We have custom built a RB-45C model before and they turn out beautiful. You can customize the paint scheme, tail #, Squadron markings, etc. We do not have a picture of it on our website, but that does not mean that we cannot do it. We can custom make any model airplane. For more information please call us at 1-800-647-9080.
07/15/2008 @ 09:41 [ref: 22144]
 don richards
 mtn view.ca, CA
The B45C pictured w/3 stars on the tip tanks and tail belonged to the 19th tacrecon sq. at Sculthorpe.I was a mechanic on 031 (pictured on the jui jitsu web)for 18 months.Don Richards
04/01/2008 @ 19:25 [ref: 20315]
 Rod Watts
 , OTH
My wife's uncle Bob Anstee flew in the RB45C missions over Russia in the 1950's. The operations were called Ju-Jitsu. The story can be read at http://www.spyflight.co.uk/scul.htm
03/02/2007 @ 09:41 [ref: 15723]
 william casey
 fort worth, TX
here are some pics of the rb-45 the one in "inventory" was taken from a post card, the others are mine from yokota. i was also at lockbourne on the rb-45c and rb-47"s and in north africa as well...... p.s. if anyone out there remembers me from yokota,lockbourne or north africa i would love to hear from you>>>>>>>>>>>
11/25/2001 @ 19:37 [ref: 3715]


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