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Boeing B-47 Stratojet

 
 
New Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker, seen in 2013 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 17, 2013
1. New Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker, seen in 2013
Inscription. The Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber first flew on 17 December 1947, It was America's first swept-wing all jet bomber. There were over 2,000 B-47's produced, more than any other Free World bomber since WWII. This B-47 Stratojet (Serial number 50-0062) is a TB-47B, a training version of the bomber aircraft. It was built by the Boeing Airplane Company at Wichita, Kansas and delivered to the US Air Force on 7 February 1952.

This aircraft was first assigned to the Stratgic Air Command's training wing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In January 1957, the aircraft was re-designed as a JTB-47B for the use as a flying test platform. It was transferred to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where it remained for the rest of its service life. In April 1967, the aircraft was dropped from the US Air Force inventory and was allocated for museum use. The aircraft was transported to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum from Florence, S.C. in 1998 and has since been refurbished largely by dedicated volunteers.

During the 1950s and early 1960s the B-47 played a vital role as a mainstay of the United States nuclear deterrent forces. The B-47s and their crews stood on nuclear alert during the Cold War, prepared to strike the Soviet Union and its client states with only a few minutes warning. Stratojets eventually
Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker
equipped twenty-eight of Strategic Air Command's medium bombardment wings and also flew vital strategic reconnaissance missions.

The swept-wing, multi-jet engine design of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber provided a model for commercial jet airliners from the time of its introduction in the late 1940s through the 1960s. Commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 707, the Boeing 747 and the Douglas DC-8 owe their aerodynamic profiles to this Cold War bomber.

This particular aircraft is painted to represent a B-47 assigned to the 303rd Bomb Wing. It stands as a tribute to the World War II Eighth Air Force veterans of the 303rd Bomb Group stationed at Molesworth Base in England, whose generosity made the restoration of this aircraft possible. The red triangle "C" depicted on the vertical fin did not appear on the original aircraft. This World War II insignia symbolizes the historic tie between World War II and post- World War II bomber units and aircraft.

TECHNICAL DATA
B-47 B
Length:
106.8 ft
Wing Span: 116 ft
Weight empty: 78,102 lbs
Crew: 3
Ceiling: 40,800 ft
Speed: 528 kn at 16,300 ft
Combat radius: 1704 mi
Combat weight: 122,650 lbs
Maximum bomb load: 25,000 lbs
 
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Boeing B-47 Stratojet image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 8, 2009
3. Boeing B-47 Stratojet
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum.
 
Location. 32° 6.979′ N, 81° 14.254′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bourne Ave.. Click for map. at the Mighty Eighth AF Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Photo Recon Group (within shouting distance of this marker); Ol' Buddy (within shouting distance of this marker); A Crew Of Sky Queen (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Weixler's (within shouting distance of this marker); Arky - Missy G   Crew (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
More about this marker. Marker is adjacent to Interstate 95.
 
Also see . . .  B-47 Stratojet, Boeing History. The Boeing B-47 was the country's first swept-wing multi-engine bomber. It represented a milestone in aviation history and a revolution in aircraft design.
Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker seen below nose image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 8, 2009
4. Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker seen below nose
Every large jet aircraft today is a descendant of the B-47. (Submitted on March 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Boeing B-47 Stratojet image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
5. Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker seen in 2013 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 17, 2013
6. Boeing B-47 Stratojet Marker seen in 2013
Boeing B-47 Stratojet image. Click for full size.
By Aviation History
7. Boeing B-47 Stratojet
 
 
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