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Air Force Military Aircraft: Boeing B-47 Stratojet, Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULT®

The B-47 Stratojet was a six engine medium bomber and the first large jet-powered aircraft to be fitted with swept-back wings and tail surfaces. It replaced the last propeller-driven bomber delivered to the Air Force, the Boeing B-50. The first prototype B-47 made its intial flight on December 17, 1947. The most widely produced version was the B-47E with 1,590 aircraft built. The RB-47Es performed covert eavesdropping and radar penetration missions against the Soviet Union and China during the Cold War. The 'E' version also mounted a General Electric radar directed tail-gun with two 20mm cannon.

The XB-47 on this page is the only surviving XB-47 left in the world. The world's first swept-wing bomber flew its maiden flight in 1947. This experimental model was one of only two produced at the Boeing plant in Seattle in 1947. The B-47 would serve primarily as a Strategic bomber (or SAC with the ability to carry conventional or nuclear weapons). Other B-47s were modified for weather and reconnaissance duties. The B-47 never dropped a bomb in combat and was retired from service in the mid 1960s.
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