Begun as a development of the Navy A3D Skywarrior in 1952 and bearing a superficial resemblance to the Skywarrior, the B-66 is actually a very different aircraft. The Destroyer was eventually built in several versions; bomber, photographic reconnaissance, weather reconnaissance, and electronic warfare. The WB-66 weather reconnaissance version was intended to gather weather data over battlefields and had the bomb bay replaced by a pressurized compartment for two weather equipment operators and their equipment. The WB-66D was the last version of the Destroyer built with 36 constructed between June 1957 and June 1958.
363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, 1969
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