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Offline FighterJock

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https://www.amazon.com/Boeing-B-47-Stratojet-Strategic-Transitional/dp/191080908X/ref=sr_1_74?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1496264485&sr=1-74&keywords=aviation


Nice find bercr, definitely one for the Christmas wish list.  I know very little about the B-47, so this will be an excellent book for my collection.

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Interested to see how it compares to this:


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Mark Natola also has a Stratojet book which was as I remember it basically many personal anecdotes from engineers at Boeing and crewmen compiled for the volume. Worth a read.

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 07:44:38 am »
Got the book this week and just glancing through it I would say if I had to choose between this one and the Lloyd book I would choose this one, but I would still want to get the Lloyd book if I could afford it. The new to me secret projects shown in the book include drawings of the original prop driven recon bomber, a gunship version for TROPIC MOON, and a TIP-TOW version of two B-47's and a B-36, and TIP-TOW B-47 with two F-86's.  Also included is a photo of the mock-up of the cockpit of the B-47C which had side-by-side seating. No mention of the mythical BLACK BEAUTY so I guess it's just a myth.

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 10:32:45 pm »
No mention of the mythical BLACK BEAUTY so I guess it's just a myth.

Try page 173.

Chris

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 03:22:04 pm »
I stand corrected. Thank you for pointing that out.

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 09:59:14 pm »
What was "Black Beauty".
In God we trust, all others we monitor. :-p

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 10:45:50 pm »
Easy way to find out...

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 01:53:10 pm »
Received my copy. Excellent book. I recommend it.
This is the list of unbuilt projects illustrated:

Model 413
Model 422
Model 424
Model 425
Model 426
Model 432
Model 448
Model 450-1-1
RB-47C
Model 450-3-8
Model 450-24-26
Model 450-32-10
Model 450-33-10
Model 450-113-28
B-47C converted to subsonic atomic powered testbed
B-47 with 4 x M61 Vulcan in aft bombay
KB-47E
Goodyear piggyback carrier for B-47
Model 450-36-10
Model 450-151-31
Model 450-139-10
Model 450-152-27
B-47 mine layer
B-36 with two B-47 attached to the wing tips
B-47 with two F-86 attached to the wing tips

Black Beauty: description only


EB-47B/B-47C mockup of side by side cockpit arrangement is simply great (page 191) that's a B-52 nose!

What I don't like (my personal preference): appendix I (30 pages I'm not interested) and the diminutive size of most drawings (magnifier needed to enjoy it)


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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 09:36:54 am »
Ordered mine from Specialty Press at 40% discount; should arrive next month.

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 11:52:13 am »

'The diminutive size of most drawings (magnifier needed to enjoy it)'


Any particular drawings? I did some of them, so interested in which ones.

Chris

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 02:58:18 pm »
I received the paperversion of the B-47 book and despite the 3-view drawings
are showing many details ,the size of printing is in my humble opinion indeed in a to small format. So , I agree
with Pometablava.
(for exemple p.11-p.19-p.139 a.o.)
The printing does not full right to the artist who created the 3-views which is a pitty for a book of this high level.



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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2018, 12:33:58 am »
Hello!

Black Beauty: description only

Could you be so kind to tell, what's "Black Beauty"?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2018, 02:45:50 am »
An unconfirmed black project high altitude recce version