B-47 Stratojet: Boeing's Brilliant Bomber
A rare close-up of the B-47 highlighting its precedent-setting technology, performance, and missions, as captured in interviews with designers and pilots, and exvlusive photos. Traces the B-47's importance as the Air Force's key deterrent in core missions and special operations throughout the '60s Cold War era. Reviews the groundbreaking technological innovations later standardized on military and commercial aircraft; records set by the aircraft; full performance and spec data; and more.
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