By Alwyn T. Lloyd
The Boeing B-47 Stratojet ushered within the jet age for the Strategic Air Command and supplied the USA with a brief strike nuclear deterrence. It used to be the 1st huge plane to mix jet propulsion with a swept wing layout.
Author Al Lloyd's fourth booklet within the element & Scale sequence covers the creation types of the B-47. starting with the XB-47 prototypes, and progressing throughout the B-47E which was once the ultimate construction model. transformations among each one model are defined in addition to illustrated with images and drawings. quite a few photographs, a lot of that have by no means been released sooner than, express info of the B-47's major constitution. touchdown apparatus, engines, inside, offensive and shielding armament, gasoline procedure, RATO devices, cover diversifications, the Tee city ECM pods, and masses extra.
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