B-47

B-58 navigator recalls his pilot turning in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas

B-58 navigator recalls his pilot turning in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas

The B-58 Hustler The US Air Force’s first operational supersonic bomber, the B-58 made its initial flight on Nov. 11, 1956. In… Read More

1 week ago

B-47 navigator/bombardier recalls when out of 45 Stratojets that took off from Little Rock AFB to the UK his B-47 was the only one that made it across the Atlantic Ocean

The B-47 Stratojet Designed to meet a 1944 requirement, the first XB-47 prototype flew in December 1947, performing far beyond… Read More

1 month ago

When Soviets faked a flyby of 28 Myasishchev M-4s to pretend they had a credible fleet of bombers, the US built thousands of B-47 and B-52 bombers and hundreds of KC-135s for real

Soviet strategic bombers Strategic bombing had proved decisive in helping the Western allies bring Nazi Germany to its knees during… Read More

2 months ago

Epic video shows B-36 takeoff and landing in James Stewart’s Strategic Air Command Re-edited in 4 K

Strategic Air Command movie The cool video in this post shows some neat clips of the awesome Convair B-36 strategic bomber taking… Read More

4 months ago

Two B-47 Stratojets attached to a B-36 Peacemaker: The B-36/B-47 Wing Tip-Tow that Never Was

Parasite fighters In the summer of 1943, the US began building up its heavy bomber forces in Europe at a… Read More

4 months ago

The night 13 MiG-17 fighters failed to shoot down an RB-47 flying a recce mission 1,000 kilometres into Soviet Airspace

The RB-47 During the early part of the Cold War, the US Air Force needed an aircraft to gather information… Read More

5 months ago

Cool clips feature B-47 Stratojet bombers doing Immelmann Turns and Barrel Rolls

The B-47 Stratojet The B-47 Stratojet became an essential component of the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) during… Read More

5 months ago

B-47 navigator/bombardier recalls when his Stratojet flew the largest Nuclear Bomb ever built to Spain

The B-47 that flew the largest Nuclear Bomb ever built to Spain Designed to meet a 1944 requirement, the first… Read More

6 months ago

This video of a B-52 taking off in heavy crosswinds shows why it wouldn’t take much to tip over a BUFF if it didn’t have outrigger wheels

The B-52 The B-52H Stratofortress is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is… Read More

9 months ago

The All American ‘donkey:’ the story of the Jet-Propelled ‘Pusher’Aircraft (that never was) aimed to boost the B-47 Stratojet on Takeoff

Because early jet engines could not provide enough power the lack of adequate thrust at takeoff was a constant problem… Read More

2 years ago

In the 1950s Someone Thought to Attach two B-47 Stratojets to a B-36 Peacemaker: The Story of the B-36/B-47 Wing Tip-Tow that Never Was

Whoever thought that attaching two B-47s to a B-36 was a good idea is a detail that seems to have… Read More

2 years ago

55th WING RB-47 CO-PILOT SHOT DOWN AND IMPRISONED BY SOVIETS WILL BE BURIED IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Col. Bruce Olmstead was assigned to the 55th Wing when his RB-47B reconnaissance jet was shot down on July 1,… Read More

7 years ago