Manufacturer: Sud-Ouest Aviation (SNCASO)

Model: SO-4000

Name: Behemoth

Type: Jet bomber

Date: 1950

Status: Restricted use

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force (SAC)

Designation: B-53A


However strange-looking, the SO-4000 was not my invention but was a real French post-war jet bomber prototype! My only contribution was to turn an existing profile (see below right) into the color image at the top (possibly my very first such image), to imagine a U.S.A.F. Strategic Air Command evaluation and invent the name Behemoth and B-53A designation for it.


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