Specifications for the
North American B-45 Tornado
Focus Model: North American RB-45C Tornado
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: North American Aviation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1948
Length: 75.92 ft (23.14 m)
Width: 96.00 ft (29.26 m)
Height: 25.16ft (7.67 m)
Weight (Empty): 45,693 lb (20,726 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 110,723 lb (50,223 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x General Electric J47-GE-13 turbojet engines developing 6,000lbs of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 570 mph (917kmh; 495 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,529 miles (4,070km)
Service Ceiling: 40,256 ft (12,270 m; 7.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 5,950 feet per minute (1,814 m/min)
2 x 12.7mm M3 machine guns in tail
Up to 22,000lbs of bombs.
XB-45 - Three prototype aircraft with one fatal lost in testing.