Flying the B-47

Flying the B-47

For many, the B-47 Stratojet was the most impressive aircraft of the day. It was the Air Force’s first jet powered bomber and it took replaced the propeller and jet driven B-36 Peacemaker. For this article, the multi-faceted Walt Boyne, known as a familiar face on many TV aviation documentaries as the former Director of the National Air and Space Museum, steps back into his former career as a USAF pilot. He takes us on board the B-47 and gives us a pilot’s eye view of America’s first operational nuclear jet bomber.

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Updated: November 1, 2021 — 4:31 PM

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