Aeroplane Monthly 1983-02
B.Gunston - Convair's experimental four-jet bomber
The slender lines of the XB-46 are shown to advantage in this photograph, taken on an early test flight.
The Consolidated Vultee XB-46 Medium Bomber (four General Electric TG-180 turbo-jet engines).
The needle-shaped fuselage of the XB-46 was 106 ft in length.
The XB-46 photographed during a high­speed taxi run prior to its first flight on April 2, 1947.
Only the engine nacelles date the XB-46.
The nose-up angle of the engine nacelles is apparent in the photograph.