The Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber

elmayerle

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
0
Thanks for that information, Chris. I will definitely email them and encourage such a supplement. I don't know the authors at all, so would feel peculiar asking them to allow you to supply the drawings. If you do have the chance to talk to them, I'd definitely be interested in getting decent-sized versions of the drawings. If you have it, I'd love to get a drawing of the side-be-side cockpit proposal; I have enough B-47 kits to put it to use.
 

CJGibson

Shoot him, you fool!
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2011
Messages
1,147
Reaction score
0
What page is that on?

Chris
 

elmayerle

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
0
Le me get back to you on that. I know there were pictures of the mockup, but I don't remember seeing a three-view and that would really be helpful in trying to model the side-by-side cockpit variant.
 

elmayerle

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
0
CJGibson said:
What page is that on?

Chris
Side-by-side cockpit is shown with mockup pictures on page 191. I don't immediately see that they had you do drawings of that version, unfortunately. it would be quite the conversion to do in 1/144 or 1/72.
 

Sundog

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
2,549
Reaction score
0
I would love a good drawing of the B-47C with the B-52 style side by side cockpit as well. I haven't read the book yet, but the sections I've skipped through have been excellent. I also like that a lot of the info regarding the RB flights and their routes is in this book as well. It's all very interesting. A great addition to any aviation library. :)
 

sienar

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Mar 8, 2009
Messages
520
Reaction score
0
pometablava said:
An unconfirmed black project high altitude recce version
I wonder if that was related to the radar blocking screens fitted to a B-47s intakes.
 

elmayerle

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
0
Orionblamblam said:
Was it one of these?
The bottom one is the mockup depicted in the book. Will either of these be showing up in a furture USBP edition?
 

Orionblamblam

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
7,183
Reaction score
0
Website
www.up-ship.com
elmayerle said:
Orionblamblam said:
Was it one of these?
The bottom one is the mockup depicted in the book. Will either of these be showing up in a furture USBP edition?
Likely so. This collection of B-47 evolutionary designs is a folder way in the back of a thick box of Boeing folders, awaiting scanning in due course. Took me a while to find the folder since I hadn't gotten there yet, and I just took some cell phone snapshots.

Shouldn't be too long. Say, about the time SLS is regularly flying NASA astronauts to Mars. So there surely won't be any unforeseen delays or needless stalling.
 

elmayerle

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
0
Orionblamblam said:
Shouldn't be too long. Say, about the time SLS is regularly flying NASA astronauts to Mars. So there surely won't be any unforeseen delays or needless stalling.
Ah, long about the "Twelfth of Never", then?
 

Orionblamblam

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
7,183
Reaction score
0
Website
www.up-ship.com
elmayerle said:
Ah, long about the "Twelfth of Never", then?
Naw, naw, any day now. Really and for true. My promise of speed is as trustworthy as a politicians claims.
 

hesham

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
23,043
Reaction score
0
Hi,

very good book,specially Atomic B-47,mother Ship and a large numbers from unknown variants.
 

elmayerle

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
0
Orionblamblam said:
elmayerle said:
Ah, long about the "Twelfth of Never", then?
Naw, naw, any day now. Really and for true. My promise of speed is as trustworthy as a politicians claims.
Ah, the "real soon now" beloved of software developers. :)

No importa, I'll purchase it when it becomes available. What you have posted might be enough to do something in 1/144 scale.
 

Orionblamblam

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
7,183
Reaction score
0
Website
www.up-ship.com
Actually, the B-47 diagrams have all been scanned. But given that it's 3:39 in the morning...
 

Orionblamblam

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
7,183
Reaction score
0
Website
www.up-ship.com
I've posted some B-47C images in their own thread:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,30972.0.html
 

iverson

CLEARANCE: Secret
Joined
Sep 24, 2009
Messages
226
Reaction score
0
I'm about a third of the way through this book, and I think it is excellent. The text is interesting and generally well-written. The photographs are excellent, at least compared to some similar titles I have picked up recently. Highly recommended.
 
Top