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Boeing B-47 Straojet- Strategic Air Command's Transitional B

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Boeing B-47 Straojet- Strategic Air Command's Transitional B


The B-47 was the aircraft upon which Strategic Air Command (SAC) based its capability pending the development and delivery of the B-52. First proposed during the WWII as a high-speed piston-powered reconnaissance platform, the B-47 evolved into what would become the first swept-wing, medium jet bomber and SAC's most numerous operational aircraft. Given its pioneering role as a jet bomber and the ongoing evolution of SAC's mission and US national security, the B-47 had more than its share of teething problems. Initial Boeing flight tests mixed triumph with tragedy. Poor reliability in the bombing-navigation and fire-control systems undermined the effectiveness of early B-47Bs but were eventually overcome as the aircraft evolved to fill many different roles. Authors Mike Habermehl and former SAC pilot Robert S Hopkins III have combined years of research and experience to provide the ultimate history of the Stratojet.

Additional Information

Stock Code: CR908.0
Author: Habermehl CM/Hopkins RS
ISBN13: 9781910809082
Height(mm): 280
Width(mm): 215
Page Count: 240
Publication Date: 31 Aug 2018
Publisher: CRECY
Publication Status: Out of print
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