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B-47 Stratojet

Specifications
Manufacturer:Boeing Aircraft Company (primary), Douglas and Lockheed
Designation:B-47
Version:B-47E-IV (Heavyweight modification)
Nickname:Stratojet
Type:Bomber
Crew:3 - Pilot, Copilot, Navigator
Weights [lbs]:Empty - 79,074
Combat - 133,030
Takeoff - 230,000 (limited by landing gear strength)
No. of Engines:6
Powerplant:General Electric J-47-GE-25 turbojet engines;
JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) using auxiliary rocket motors that are jettisoned after take-off.
Thrust (each):7,200 lbs
Takeoff ground run (feet) Sea level - 10,400
Sea level, jet assisted - 7,350
Over 50-ft obstacle - 12,000
Over 50-ft obstacle, jet assisted - 8,800
Combat Speed:557 mph at 38,500 ft
435 mph (average)
Max Speed:600 mph
Rate of climb Sea level - 1,850 feet per minute
Combat rate (Maximum power) - 4,350 feet per minute
Service Ceiling:40,500 ft
29,500 (100 feet per minute climb)
36,900 at combat weight (100 feet per minute climb)
39,300 - combat ceiling (500 feet per minute climb)
Combat radius2,050 nautical miles
Tail Guns:2 - .20mm cannons in remote tail turret
Bombs (internal)20,000 - 25,000 lbs
Production
    2 XB-47
   10  B-47A 
  397  B-47B
    1 YB-47C
1,341  B-47E
  255 RB-47E
   35 RB-47H 



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