KB-50J to be Displayed at the Pima Air and Space Museum



After 6 months of meticulous restoration the KB-50J is now fully restored and ready to be displayed at Pima Air and Space museum. The Boeing B-50 Superfortress strategic bomber was a post–World War II revision of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, fitted with more powerful Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engines, stronger structure, a taller fin, and other improvements.The Boeing KB-50 was a modified Boeing B-50 Superfortress for air refueling needs by the United States Air Force. Two primary tanker versions were developed and produced, the KB-50J and the KB-50K.

The Boeing KB-50 was a modified Boeing B-50 Superfortress for air refueling needs by the United States Air Force. Two primary tanker versions were developed and produced, the <a href=
The Boeing KB-50 was a Boeing B-50 Superfortress modified for air refueling needs by the United States Air Force. Two primary tanker versions were developed and produced, the KB-50J and the KB-50K.  (Image credt Pima A&S Museum)

According to Scott Marchand, the Museum’s Director of Collections and Restoration “This is our largest restoration project since the B-36 Peacemaker in 2008.”

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Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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