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B-47 Stratojet
Specifications | Achievements | Photos


B-47 Stratojet
Photo courtesy Bud Norris



B-47 Stratojet Specifications
Primary Function: Tactical medium range bomber
Contractor: Boeing Aircraft Company
Crew: Three (pilot, copilot, navigator)
Unit Cost: $1,888,000 (B-47E)
Powerplant
  Six General Electric J-47-GE-25 turbojet engines at 7,200 lb each; JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) using auxiliary rocket motors that are jettisoned after take-off.
Dimensions
Length: 107 ft (32.6 m)
Wingspan: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Height: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Weights
Empty: 79,074 lb
Maximum Takeoff: 230,000 lb
Performance
Speed: 600 mph (966 km/h)
Ceiling: 40,500 ft (12,300 m)
Range: 4,000 mi (6,440 km)
Armament
  Two 20mm cannons in remote tail turret; Bombs (internal) 20,000 - 25,000 lbs
Service Life
First Flight: December 17, 1947 (prototype)
June 25, 1950 (B-47A)
End of Service: 1966 (EB-47L)
Number Built: [2,032 total]


B-47 Stratojet Achievements
  • The B-47 was the first production bomber to use the bicycle type landing gear.


B-47 Stratojet Photos
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B-47 Stratojet
Photo courtesy Bud Norris
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