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Consolidated B-24M Liberator wing - Boeing KC-97-L Stratofreighter in background (8340)

Consolidated B-24M Liberator wing - Boeing KC-97-L Stratofreighter in background (8340)

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 1971 Dodge Charger R/T Freak
1971 Dodge Charger R… club
The KC-97 is a "Stratotanker" refueling aircraft. : ]
5 years ago.
 Ron's Log
Ron's Log club
Originally designed in 1943 as a cargo version of the B-29/B-50, a flying boom and tanks in the fuselage were added and it became an in-flight refueler. Only 74 cargo variants were built, while 816 were tankers. It was capable of off-loading 15,000 gallons of fuel. Jet engines were added on the outboard wings to enable it to operate from shorter runways with a full load. The aircraft in this photo saw service with the Strategic Air Command and, after the jets were added, with several Air National Guard units before being retired in 1977. It was retrieved from an Air Force storage facility in Arizona, restored to flying condition and flown to join the Castle Air Museum collection. A civilian version, the Stratocruiser, was used by several airlines, including Pan Am, Northwest and BOAC.
5 years ago.
 1971 Dodge Charger R/T Freak
1971 Dodge Charger R… club
The KC-97 in this shot Ghost Rider probably came from the same place (AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson). : ]
5 years ago.

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