As you’re probably may know all of a German automotive giants of a present days had made a lot of military equipment and material during a World War 2. In particular Daimler, Porsche and BMW has manufactured an aircraft engines for Luftwaffe. Engines of a Daimler and BMW are more commonly found on a fighter aircrafts such as the Me-109 or Fw-190. The Porsche were more known for its tank engines and other components though they had produced a few rocket engines towards the end of the war.
In the years after World War 2 a lot has changed. A BMW which had manufactured most of aircraft engines (including a jet engines) through the war had eventually returned into automotive business.
A Daimler had also ceased to produce aircraft engines and components but in the middle of 1980s had acquired a few aircraft industry assets like the Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, MTU Aero Engines and Dornier Flugzeugwerke to create a DASA (Daimler Aerospace or later DaimlerChrysler Aerospace) which has had only a little impact on a Eurofighter development and mostly dealt with an upgrade of an old East German MiG-29s after Reunification. DASA had also upgraded the McDonnell F-4 Phantoms II and Tornado fighter-bombers. In a beginning of 2000s Daimler Aerospace had merged with many other European defense contractors into EADS.
As the others after the war the Porsche had ceased to manufacture a military equipment including aircraft engines. But seeing a popularity which its engines for a 356 Porsche (with a little modifications) had achieved amongst light aircraft manufacturers and builders across Europe the company had decided to return into aircraft engines business.
Its first aircraft engine after a decades was a Porsche PFM 3200 which was created in 1981. Since then the Porsche continue to build a light aircraft engines for a small aviation.
So, here it is, a Porsche 356A. A car with an engine which could be used to sustain a level flight and a basic maneuvering. And a B-52 as a powerful background for it. After all every jet engine built by a General Electric has a few German jet propulsion researches in every one of them.
There was a set of a two similar photos with a same car, girl and bomber, but only one was used in a Porsche Aviation Calendar of 2011.