A Boy And His Bomber

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A Boy And His Bomber


A young “cowboy”, the son of a member of the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, looks over the Convair built YB-60 during its visit at Edwards from the Fort Worth, Texas, plant. 1953 (U.S. Air Force photo)

The YB-60 was a long-range bomber prototype built for the Air Force.  It was in unofficial competition with the B-52 Stratofortress for an Air Force contract.  As the B-52 is still in service, I guess we know who won the contract.

As for who won the showdown in the photo, my money is on the kid.

April 27th, 2012|Categories: History|3 Comments


  1. Skinner April 28, 2012 at 1:20 PM - Reply

    Amazing shot. That kid is definitely thinking, “I think I can take it!”

  2. bmj2k May 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM - Reply

    What an amazingly 50’s-looking kid. Even more than the plane he evokes the era.

  3. Jim May 3, 2012 at 7:19 PM - Reply

    He definitely looks the part.

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