1947 - Army rolls out the first four-jet bomber: XB-46


Secretly built at San Diego during the last two years, the Army Air Forces' first four-jet bomber has been rolled out for preliminary ground tests. Designated the  XB-46, it has two General Electric turbo-jets in each low-slung nacelle. It is 105 feet 9 inches long, with a 113-foot wing span, and was built by Consolidated-Vultee. 


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