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Tag: RB-47H

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...