B-47 Stratojet Special Edition CD

Price: $19.95

  • CD contains 6 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

January 1974

  • Stratojet, flying the Queen of the Strategic Air Command
  • The Ultimate Corsairs, F4Us in the Pacific and Korea
  • Tri-Winged Terror, a Galaxy of Fokker Triplane Aces
  • Skymaster, continuing the DC legend
  • Civilian Warbirds, the pros and cons of operating ex-military jet aircraft

January 1979

  • Fatigue, how it almost wiped out our B-47 bomber fleet
  • Airborne Cobra, Part 2 of the P-39 story
  • Spider Crab, De Havilland’s Vampire Jet

August 1981

  • Bomber 47, how Boeing’s B-47 brought America into the Jet Age
  • The Breda Brood, true story of Mussolini’s bogus tactical air force

January 1992

  • The Doomsday Armada, the great B-47 bomber fleet
  • Painting by the Numbers, 50 years of USAF camouflage and markings

March 1995

  • High altitude recon in the Boeing RB-47
  • Bolts from the Blue, making the Republic P-47
  • Mystery Messerschmitt, what did the Me-109H really look like?

June 2005

  • On Top of Old Smokey, Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) including the B-57 Stratojet
  • The Hybrids, Part 2 on Turboprop series
  • Crowding The Box, Jack Leynnwood’s aircraft model box tops
  • Taming the Widow, the powerful P-61 Black Widow

Bonus Features

  • USAF B-47A Operating Handbook, 1950
  • TB-47B Flight Handbook, 1956
  • Over 600 photos

b47-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 107 ft 1 in (32.65 m)
  • Wingspan: 116 ft 0 in (35.37 m)
  • Height: 28 ft 0 in (8.54 m)
  • Wing area: 1,428 ft² (132.7 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A(0.225)12 mod root and tip
  • Empty weight: 79,074 lb (35,867 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 133,030 lb (60,340 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 230,000 lb (100,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 6 × General Electric J47-GE-25 turbojets, 7,200 lbf (32 kN) each
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0148 (estimated)
  • Drag area: 21.13 ft² (1.96 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 9.42

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 607 mph (528 kn, 977 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 557 mph (484 kn, 896 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 2,013 mi (1,749 nmi, 3,240 km) with 20,000 lb (9,000 kg) bombload
  • Ferry range: 4,647 mi (4,037 nmi, 7,478 km)
  • Service ceiling: 33,100 ft (10,100 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,660 ft/min (23.7 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 93.16 lb/ft² (454.8 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.22
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 20.0 (estimated)

Armament

  • Guns: 2× 20 mm (0.787 in) M24A1 autocannons in a remote controlled tail turret with AN/APG-39 Gun-laying radar[48]
  • Bombs: 25,000 lb (11,000 kg) of ordnance, including:
    • 2 × Mk15 nuclear bombs (3.8 megaton yield each), or
    • 1 × B41 nuclear bomb (25 megaton yield), or
    • 1 × B53 nuclear bomb (9 megaton yield), or
    • 28 × 500 lb (227 kg) conventional bombs

B-47 Stratojets On Static Display

Serial Number Aircraft Type City State Location Notes
46-066 XB-47 Rantoul IL Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum Displayed on ramp behind museum building. Museum on grounds of former Chanute AFB. Open to the public, no base pass required.
50-062 B-47B Savannah GA Mighty Eight Air Force Heritage Museum Recently restored for static display.
51-2120 B-47B Knob Noster MO Whiteman AFB Displayed outdoors in base airpark, not visible from public roads.
51-2315 B-47B Peru IN Grissom Air Museum Displayed outdoors at the museum, no base entry required.
51-2387 B-47E Wichita KS Kansas Aviation Museum Formerly located at Oklahoma City fairgrounds.
51-7066 WB-47E Seattle WA Museum Of Flight Displayed outdoors on the lawn by the museum main entry.
51-7071 B-47E Altus OK Hightower Park Displayed outdoors in city park.
52-166 B-47E Atwater CA Castle Air Museum Displayed outdoors at the museum, no base entry required.
52-412 EB-47E Abilene TX Dyess Linear Air Park Displayed outdoors along base entry road, ask for visitors pass.
52-595 B-47E Jacksonville AR Little Rock AFB Displayed outdoors, high security base, no view from public roads.
52-1412 B-47E Ashland NE SAC Museum Displayed indoors at new SAC Museum.
53-2104 B-47E Pueblo CO Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society Displayed outdoors.
53-2135 EB-47E Tucson AZ Pima County Air & Space Museum Displayed outdoors, full restoration in the early 90’s.
53-2275 B-47E Riverside CA March Field Museum Displayed outdoors, no base entry required.
53-2276 B-47E Shreveport LA 8th Air Force Museum Displayed outdoors, get visitors pass at main gate.
53-2280 B-47E Dayton OH USAF Museum Currently off-display in long term storage.
53-2385 B-47E Plattsburgh NY Former Plattsburgh AFB Displayed outdoors.
53-4213 B-47E Wichita KS McConnell AFB Displayed outdoors in restricted area of base.
53-4257 RB-47E Oklahoma City OK Tinker AFB Displayed outdoors.
53-4296 RB-47H Valparaiso FL USAF Armament Museum Displayed outdoors, just outside of Eglin AFB, no base entry required.
53-4299 RB-47H Dayton OH USAF Museum Recently put on display in new 3rd hangar, formerly located at the former Smokey Hill AFB near Salina, KS.

B-47 Stratojet Projects And Hulks

Serial Number Aircraft Type City State Location Notes
49-1901 B-47A Tucson AZ Pima County Air & Space Museum Not on display, aircraft is not complete. Nose section appears to be in good condition and could someday be restored for display.
51-2075 B-47B Rosamond CA US Air Force Flight Test Center Museum Hulk, laying out in the desert as a test target.
51-2360 WB-47E Ogden UT Hill AFB Museum Not on display, undergoing full restoration for static display. Aircraft has been reassembled and is up on its gear as of mid-2006. Formerly on display in Windsor Locks, CT.
52-410 EB-47E Unknown ?? Unknown Former Pease AFB display. Moved to Ellsworth, SD, but project failed. Moved to Dayton and scavenged for parts for 53-4299 project. Remains were surplused, and sold to a private party. May have been scrapped.