The C-97 was based on the B-29 Super Fortress of World War II. The B-29, was known for its speed, payload, and long range capability. After the war, the B-29 was re-engined with powerful Pratt & Whitney R-4360, 28 cylinder, radial engines. This bomber was known as the B-50.
This C-97G, S/N 52-898, was originally received by the Air Force as a KC-97G-23-BO.
By neotrix @ 2009-03-12 08:58:39