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North American B-45 Tornado
North American B-45 Tornado
The North American B-45 Tornado was the United States Air Force's (USAF) first operational jet bomber, and the first multiengine jet bomber in the world to be refueled in midair. The B-45 was an important part of the United States's nuclear deterrent for several years in the early 1950s, but was soon superseded by the Boeing B-47 Stratojet. B-45s and RB-45s served in the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command from 1950 until 1959.

North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59479
  • Prototype.
  • 6/28/1949: Written off at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59480
  • Prototype.
  • --info needed.--

North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59481
  • Prototype.
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-001
  • 1948: AFFTC
  • 9/20/1948: Caught fire and crashed near Alpaugh, CA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-002
  • 1948: FTD Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • 1949: USAF 3077th EG
  • 10/13/1949: Written off at Muroc AFB, CA.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-003
  • 1954: USAF 4750th TG
  • 3/26/1954: Written off at Yuma APT, AZ.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-004
  • 1954: USAF 2928th AMG.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-005
  • Converted to EDB-45A
  • 4/17/1952: Flamed out and crashed on approach to Holloman AFB, NM. Co-pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-006
  • AFWD
  • 1951: USAF 1st TTS
  • 1/15/1951: Crashed near Biggs AFB, TX.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-007
  • Converted to TB-45A
  • 1951: USAF 1st TTS
  • 1953: USAF 2nd TTS (525th ADG).

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-008
  • China Lake Naval Weapons Center, CA
  • Currently preserved (with a B-45C canopy) at the Castle AFB Museum, CA.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-009
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG).

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-010
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-011
  • 1948: USAF 4020th BU
  • Converted to EB-45A
  • 1954: USAF 4750th ABW.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-012
  • Converted to EB-45A
  • 1950: USAF 3077th EG
  • 5/17/1950: Written off at Edwards AFB, CA.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-013
  • 1952: USAF 2928th AMG
  • 8/26/1952: Written off at Norton AFB, CA.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-014
  • Converted to EB-45A
  • 1951: USAF 29th AMS (29th AMG)
  • 1952: FTD Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • Assigned to Naval Ordinance Station Indian Head, MD
  • 10/31/1972: Sold for scrap.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-015
  • 1953: USAF 3200th PTG.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-016
  • 1953: FTD Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • 7/20/1956: Written off at Yuma APT, AZ.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-017
  • 1949: USAF 29th AMG
  • 1954: USAF 29th AMS (29th AMG)
  • 1954: USAF 1st TTS
  • 5/17/1954: Written off at El Paso APT, TX.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-018
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-019
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-020
  • Converted to TB-45A.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-021
  • 1952: Bailed to NACA
  • 8/14/1952: Crashed near Burronsville, VA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-022
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-023
  • USAF 47th BG.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-024
  • 1949: FTD Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • 1955: USAF 3200th PTG
  • 9/15/1955: Crashed near Cleveland, TX.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-025
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-026
  • 1950-55: USAF 3200th PTG
  • 9/15/1955: Crashed near Cleveland, OH due to engine failure.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-027
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/19/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Bruntingthorpe, England for fire practice use and scrapped there.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-028
  • 1950: USAF 84th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 10/6/1950: Caught fire and crashed near Driver, VA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-029
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Spangdahlem AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-030
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/16/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Used for fire practice there.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-031
  • 1951: USAF 3077th EG
  • 1952: AFFTC
  • 10/1/1952: Written off in a ground fire at Edwards AFB, CA.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-032
  • 1950: USAF 84th BS (363rd TRG).
    5/28/1950: Crash landed at Langley AFB, VA.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-033
  • 1949: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/9/1949: Crashed at Shreveport APT, LA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-034
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 7/7/1950: Stalled and crashed near New Albany, IN. 1 crewman was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-035
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/23/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Brize Norton, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-036
  • Converted to EB-45A
  • 1952: AFFTC.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-037
  • 1949: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/12/1949: Crashed near Shreveport APT, LA due to engine failure.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-038
  • 1951: USAF 2750th AMG
  • 1956: USAF 2750th AMG
  • 10/9/1956: Written off at Vincent AFB, AZ.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-039
  • 1950-53: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1953: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/10/1953: Stalled and crashed near Lakeview, CA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-040
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 2/3/1950: Crash landed at Langley AFB, VA due to engine failure.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-041
  • 1951: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 3/21/1951: Crashed at Barksdale AFB, LA due to engine failure. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-042
  • 1951: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/19/1958: Struck off charge at RAF Sculthorpe, England.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-043
  • 1952: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 7/10/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Chelveston, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-044
  • 1949: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/31/1949: Crashed near Dixie, LA due to engine failure. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-045
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 1954: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 1/1957: Struck off charge RAF Sculthorpe, England.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-046
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1950: USAF 84th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 1953-58: USAF 47th BG
  • 6/13/1958: Stolen by an Airman 2nd Class, who was not a pilot, and took off from RAF Alconbury, England and crashed 3 minutes later near Wood Walton, killing the Airman. Dumbass...

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-047
  • 1952: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Torrejon AB, Spain for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-048
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Moron AB, Spain for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-049
  • Converted to JB-45A test aircraft for Westinghouse turbojets
  • 1951: USAF 85th BS (363 TRG)
  • 1/9/1951: Crashed near Hampton, VA.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-050
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/5/1957: Struck off charge at North American Aviation, Inglewood, CA.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-051
  • 1949: USAF 84th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 1957: USAF 47th BG
  • 6/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Moron AB, Spain for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-052
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1951: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 352nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 10/20/1952: Crashed on take-off from Lockbourne AFB, OH. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-053
  • 1950: USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952-58: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Chaumont AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-054
  • 1952: USAF 47th BG
  • 6/25/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • 1958: Sent to Chaumont AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-055
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Dreux AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-056
  • USAF 85th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1950: USAF 84th BS (363rd TRG)
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1954: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/7/1958: Struck off charge RAF Alconbury, England and moved to the fire dump. Still there (derelict but substantially complete) as late as 1964
  • Sold to Basildon Salvage Company for scrap. In 1964?

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-057
  • 1952: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Sidi Slimane AB, Morocco for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-058
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 10/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Greenham Common, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-059
  • 1952-53: USAF 47th BG
  • 1954: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955-56: USAF 47th BS
  • 1/30/1956: Crashed near Brandon, England.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-060
  • 1952: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 12/14/1952: Crashed near Lockbourne AFB, OH due to engine fire. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-061
  • 1951: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1952-54: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/4/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to RAF Woodbridge, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-062
  • 1951: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1954: USAF 422nd BS (47th BG)
  • 4/4/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • 4/1958: Sent to RAF Bentwaters, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-063
  • Converted to TB-45A
  • Nose section currently in storage at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ
  • Some remains are/were at the Socorro bone yard, NM?

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-064
  • 1951: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 12/12/1951: Crashed near Bukroe Beach, VA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-065
  • 1952-57: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 6/19/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England.
    Sent to RAF Lakenheath, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-066
  • 1951-53: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/1/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Torrejon AB, Spain for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-067
  • 1952-54: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1956: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 5/15/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Hahn AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-068
  • 1952-53: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 47th BG
  • 5/19/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Giebelstadt AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-069
  • 1952-53: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Zaragosa AB, Spain for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-070
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 12/14/1952: Crashed near Furstenfeldbruck AB, West Germany after wing fell off. Pilot and two navigators killed. Or in 11/1953?

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-071
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1953: USAF 47th BG
  • 1954: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955-57: USAF 47th BG
  • 6/3/1957: Crashed near Fielddalling, England.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-072
  • 1952-53: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1954-56: USAF 47th BG
  • 3/14/1956: Written off after a ground fire at RAF Sculthorpe, England.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-073
  • 1952-54: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1954: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1957: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 7/7/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Boulhaut AB, Morocco for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-074
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 5/19/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Sembach AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-075
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 3/21/1952: Crashed on a ferry flight near Paducah, TX due to mechanical failure. 4 crewmen were killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-076
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 7/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Aviano AB, Italy for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-077
  • 1952-54: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 5/15/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Sembach AB, West Germany for fire practice use
  • Did this one crash in West Germany in 11/1953? Confused with another plane? Help?

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-078
  • 1952-53: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Wiesbaden AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-079
  • 1952-53: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 9/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Mildenhall, England for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-080
  • 1952-54: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 7/7/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Ben Guerir AB, Morocco for fire practice use
  • Also noted as crashing near Cromer, Norfolk, England on 5/11/1953?

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-081
  • 1952: USAF 47th BG
  • 7/7/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Ben Guerir AB, Morocco for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-082
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 7/7/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Boulhaut AB, Morocco for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-083
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1953-57: USAF 47th BG
  • 9/20/1957: Crashed near RAF Sculthrope, England.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-084
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1957: USAF 47th BG
  • 6/26/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Ramstein AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-085
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 3/28/1952: Crashed near Hampton, VA. Pilot was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-086
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/4/1958: Struck off charge.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-087
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Zaragosa AB, Spain for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-088
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 5/26/1952: Crashed near Franklin, VA. 1 crewman was killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-089
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 5/13/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Etain AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-090
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1952-58: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Sidi Slimane AB, Morocco for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-091
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1957: USAF 47th BG
  • 7/11/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Laon AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-092
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/9/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Spangdahlem AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-093
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1953: USAF 422nd BS
  • 8/21/1958: Struck off charge.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-094
  • 1951: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1954: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/24/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Toul AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-095
  • 1952: USAF 85th BS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 47th BG
  • 4/8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alocnbury, England
  • Sent to Evreux AB, France for fire practice use.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-096
  • Converted to JB-45A
  • Used as a testbed for the Westinghouse J34 turbojet.

North American B-45A 47-097
  • Static test airframe only.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-001
  • Converted to EB-45C
  • 1952: USAF 4925th TG.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-002
  • Converted to EB-45C
  • 1951: FTD Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • 1954: AFFTC.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-003
  • 9/15/1949: Crashed at Long Beach APT, CA due to engine failure. Still with the factory?

North American B-45C Tornado/48-004
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45C Tornado/48-005
  • Converted to EDB-45C
  • 1950: USAF 3077th EG
  • 8/12/1953: Burnt-out in a ground accident at Los Angeles APT, CA.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-006
  • USAF 84th BS?
    *1950: AWFD
  • 2/24/1950: Caught fire and crashed on take-off from Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. RAF exchange pilot was killed.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-007
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45C Tornado/48-008
  • Converted to EB-45C
  • Converted to JB-45C
  • 1/31/1952: Written off in an accident at March AFB, CA? Repaired?
    *1952-54: USAF 4925th TG. Ground trainer?

North American B-45C Tornado/48-009
  • --info needed.--

North American B-45C Tornado/48-010
  • Currently preserved at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum, OH.

RB-45C Tornado/48-011
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 10/1/1957: Struck off charge RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Was on the fire dump at RAF Sculthorpe, England.

RB-45C Tornado/48-012
  • USAF 91st SRG?
    *1954-55: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 10/2/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Chateauroux AB, France for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-013
  • 1954: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/28/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • 4/1958: Sent to Adana AB, Turkey for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-014
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 1955: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 1956: USAF 47th BG
  • 4/28/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Dharan Airfield, Saudi Arabia and used as a crash simulation aircraft by the base fire department.

RB-45C Tornado/48-015
  • 1950: USAF 84th BS
  • 1950: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 12/4/1950: Shot down by MiG-15s during recon of the Yalu River, North Korea. 1 crewman was killed (or 2?).

RB-45C Tornado/48-016
  • 1952: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 6/6/1952: Crashed near Yokota AB, Japan due to engine failure.

RB-45C Tornado/48-017
  • Converted to JRB-45C
  • USAF 2750th ABW
  • 1951: Headquarters Air Research and Development Command
  • 1951-53: Wright Air Development Center (ARDC)
  • 6/1954: Bailed to Pratt & Whitney Corp, at Hartford, CT for special test use
  • 11/1955: Converted to JRB-45C
  • 4/1957: Converted to NRB-45C
  • Currently preserved at the SAC Museum at Offutt AFB, NE.

RB-45C Tornado/48-018
  • 1951-53: USAF 3200th PTG
  • 7/16/1953: Crashed near Jackson, MS.

RB-45C Tornado/48-019
  • 1951-52: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1954-57: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 8/1/1957: Struck off charge in England.

RB-45C Tornado/48-020
  • 1951: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1952: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 3/26/1952: Written off at Goose Bay AB, Canada.

RB-45C Tornado/48-021
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1951: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 6/7/1951: Crashed on take-off from RAF Alconbury, England.

RB-45C Tornado/48-022
  • USAF 91st SRG
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 9/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Elvington, England for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-023
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1955: USAF 86th BS (47th BG)
  • 4/28/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Ankara AS, Turkey for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-024
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 4/28/1951: Crash landed at Barksdale AFB, LA.

RB-45C Tornado/48-025
  • 1952: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1953: USAF 91st SRG
  • 1953: USAF 67th TRW
  • Also noted as written off at Lockbourne AFB, OH on 3/5/1952?

RB-45C Tornado/48-026
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 5/15/1951: Written off in a hard landing at RAF Sculthorpe, England, and stripped of useful parts
  • 3/1954: Struck off charge.

RB-45C Tornado/48-027
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1953: USAF 67th TRW
  • 1953-54: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 9/6/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Shepherds Grove, England for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-028
  • 1951: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 2/8/1951: Crashed near Plymouth, NC due to engine failure.

RB-45C Tornado/48-029
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 9/6/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Wiesbaden AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-030
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 5/7/1951: Crashed near Ellington AFB, TX. Pilot was killed.

RB-45C Tornado/48-031
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 8/23/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Rhein-Main AB, West Germany for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-032
  • 1951: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 8/4/1951: Crashed near Goose Bay AB, Labrador in bad weather. Pilot was killed.

RB-45C Tornado/48-033
  • USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1954: USAF 91st SRG.

RB-45C Tornado/48-034
  • USAF 91st SRG
  • 1953-54: USAF 19th TRS
  • 10/2/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Chateauroux AB, France for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-035
  • USAF 91st SRG
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS
  • 1957: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 9/9/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Alconbury, England for fire practice use
  • Was later at RAF Wethersfield, England for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-036
  • 1952: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1953: USAF 2928th AMG
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 10/2/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Was on the fire dump at RAF Alconbury, England
  • Sent to Chateauroux AB, France for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-037
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • Possibly flown in RAF colors on secret spy flights?
    *1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 12/17/1957: Struck off charge at San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA.

RB-45C Tornado/48-038
  • 1951: USAF 323rd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG).

RB-45C Tornado/48-039
  • 1952: USAF 322nd SRS (91st SRG)
  • 12/24/1952: Crashed near Pine Bluff, AR
  • Also noted as surviving until at least 1954?

RB-45C Tornado/48-040
  • 1951: USAF 324th SRS (91st SRG)
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 10/8/1957: Struck off charge at San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA.

RB-45C Tornado/48-041
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (47th BG)
  • 10/2/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Chateauroux AB, France for fire practice use.

RB-45C Tornado/48-042
  • --info needed.--

RB-45C Tornado/48-043
  • 1951: USAF 91st SRG
  • 1954: USAF 19th TRS (66th TRW)
  • 9/26/1957: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to RAF Woodbridge, England for fire practice use.

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