RB-47

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

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

7 months ago

RB-47 pilot explains how his aircraft was able to survive to multiple MiG-17 attacks in the skies over Soviet Union

‘The fourth MiG of this flight made a firing pass and made a lucky hit through the top of our… Read More

4 years ago

Francis Gary Powers Jr. reveals exclusive details on the shoot-down of his father’s U-2

“Especially in light of the U-2 that was shot down over Cuba in 1962, I understood my father's frustration. All… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

RB-47H 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… Read More

6 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

A QUICK LOOK AT WHY THE B-47 STRATOJET HAD BEEN THE BACKBONE OF STRATEGIC AIR COMMMAND IN THE EARLY COLD WAR

At its peak use in 1958, the USAF operated 28 B-47 bomb wings and four RB-47 reconnaissance wings, totaling 1,357… Read More

7 years ago