Corbett, Peter, TSgt

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USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
23370-Continuous Photoprocessing Technician
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1976-1979, 23370, 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
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23250-Photographer
23250-Still Photographer
23350-Continuous Photoprocessing Specialist
23354-Still Photographic Laboratory Specialist
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Technical Sergeant

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What are you doing now:
Retired AF. Retired AAFES. Retired Air Force NAF.....now just plain retired, period.
   
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 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Airmen Remembered
  • Lacoco, Michael, SSgt, (1951-1969)
  • Powe, Nathaniel, SMSgt, (1940-Present)
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 1956-1964, RB-66 Destroyer
From Year
1956
To Year
1964
   
Personal Memories
Aerial film processing Cuban Misslie Crisis.
363d RTS.
   
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 RB-66 Destroyer Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
RB-66 Destroyer
The RB-66 reconnaissance aircraft and the B-66 medium bomber were the most advanced of their types in the United States Air Force when introduced in 1954 and 1955. In speed, range and capacity, the B-66 twin-jet with a three man crew met all tactical requirements for delivering the most potent weapons. The RB-66 was modified for use in night photo reconnaissance, electronics reconnaissance and weather reconnaissance. The B-66 "Destroyer" was developed from the Navy A-3D "Skywarrior" for USAF use as a tactical light bomber and photo reconnaissance aircraft, with production ending in 1958. The RB-66B recon version was the first production series and totaled 155 of the 294 B-66 built. The B-66 was the last tactical bomber built for the USAF, and only the B-66B was designed exclusively as a bomber, others served as tactical recon aircraft while the final version, the WB-66D, was designed for electronic weather reconnaissance. The RB-66B was modified for service in Vietnam having cameras mounted along the bottom of the fuselage and a chaff dispenser replaced the tail gun turret.

On 10 March 1964 an American RB-66 was shot down over East Germany.

Specifications
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company
Designation: RB-66
Nickname: Destroyer
Type: General Reconnaissance
Crew: Three
Length: 75' 2"
Height: 23' 7"
Wingspan: 72' 6"
Empty Weight: 43,476 lbs
Gross Weight: 59,550 lbs
Max Weight: 83,000 lbs
No. of Engines: 2
Powerplant: Allison J71-A-13 turbojets (and)
12 - 1,000 lb JATO Bottles
Thrust (each engine): 10,000 lbs
Cruise Speed: 525 mph
Max Speed: 585 mph
Service Ceiling: 43,000 ft
Range: 1,800 mi
Guns: 2 - 20mm cannons
Bombs: 8,044 lbs of photo flash bombs

   
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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2012
   
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  52 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Allen, Jim, (1956-1962)
  • Barfield, Lionel, SMSgt, (1960-1986)
  • Bayne, Donald, TSgt, (1954-1974)
  • Betts, Chobby, SSgt, (1961-1972)
  • Chapin, Arnold, SSgt, (1964-1968)
  • Collins, Douglas, A1C, (1962-1966)
  • Cowder, Michael (Mike), CMSgt, (1961-1991)
  • Croll, David, CMSgt, (1953-1981)
  • Croston, John C, Capt, (1956-1983)
  • Folsom, Ronald, SSgt, (1953-1957)
  • Goeden, Ron, A1C, (1956-1960)
  • Griffin, Donald M, Col, (1943-1981)
  • Hahn, Lester, MSgt, (1953-1975)
  • Helms, William, Capt, (1961-1983)
  • Jones, William, Lt Col, (1958-1982)
  • Kessler, Melvin, Maj, (1951-1972)
  • Kulp, Clark, A1C, (1961-1966)
  • Lowery, Claude E., TSgt, (1955-1975)
  • MANN, Kelly, A1C, (1960-1964)
  • Miles, Jack, MSgt, (1954-1985)
  • Miller, Edward R., MSgt, (1956-1979)
  • Noonan, Michael, A2C, (1961-1965)
  • Page, Frederick, A2C, (1956-1960)
  • Perez Ponce, Jorge, A1C, (1958-1962)
  • Price, Gail, SSgt, (1961-1969)
  • Pyper, Bill, A1C, (1957-1962)
  • Rock, Herman, Maj, (1943-1966)
  • Schweitzer, Ronald, A2C, (1955-1959)
  • Smith, Barry T., A1C, (1960-1964)
  • STEPHENS, W. ED, A1C, (1962-1965)
  • Voit, Louis, Lt Col, (1962-1983)
  • Werlich, Eugene, SSgt, (1954-1958)
  • York, Dave, A1C, (1956-1962)
  • York, Glen Perry, Maj, (1950-1970)
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