Tag: B-47 Stratojet

Cool videos show B-47 strategic bombers doing Immelmann Turns and Barrel Rolls
The two, cool videos in this post clearly show why B-47 crews loved this aircraft's maneuverability and sweet handling for good reason.' The two, cool videos in this post clearly show why B-47 crews loved this aircraft's maneuverability and sweet handling for good reason.' In 1954...
RB-47H shot down: when a Soviet MiG-19 downed a USAF Elint plane over the Barents Sea
On the turn the MiG-19 broke away from the RB-47H before swinging back to attack with cannon fire. Two firing passes were made and the aircraft was shot down... During the second half of 1955 the USAF had re-equipped their main strategic Elint unit, the 55 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SRW), based a Forbes AFB, Kansas, with the specially-modified RB-47H variant...
At its peak use in 1958, the USAF operated 28 B-47 bomb wings and four RB-47 reconnaissance wings, totaling 1,357 B-47s and 175 RB-47s The Boeing B-47 Stratojet represented a milestone in aviation history and a revolution in aircraft design. In fact it incorporated many advanced features for the time, including swept wings, jet engines in underwing pods, fuselage mounted...