B‑45 Tornado: The Forgotten Air Force Bomber?

B‑45 Tornado: A Relatively Unsung Piece of USAF Cold War Bomber History – When most folks think of old-school Cold War bombers, the B‑52 Stratofortress AKA the “BUFF (Big Ugly Fat ……”) is most likely the first one to come to mind, especially since it’s still kicking butt and taking names after all these decades.
One might also think of the B‑47 Stratojet, which was the first pure jet strategic bomber and received its fair share of Hollywood fame thanks to the 1955 movie Strategic Air Command starring Jimmy Stewart.
And one might think of the behemoth B‑36 Peacemaker, which had the longest wingspan of any combat airc …

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