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Boeing KB-29 and KB-50 Aerial Tankers
Official Designation KB-50J
Primary Role Aerial tanker
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Boeing and Hayes Aircraft Corporation
Wingspan 141 feet, 2 inches
Length 105 feet
Height at Tail 33 feet, 7 inches
Armament None
Engines Four Pratt & Whitney R-4360-35 radials and two GE J-47 mini-jets
Horsepower 3,500 shp each (radial engine)
Thrust 5,910 pounds each (jet engine)
Cruise Speed 410 mph
Max Speed 444 mph
Range 2,500 miles
Service Ceiling 40,000 feet
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Takeoff Weight 179,500 pounds
Date Deployed 1956
Total Produced 134 aircraft
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