The Boeing XB-47 was designed to meet an Army Air Force request for a jet bomber made in Spring of 1944. Three other bomber development projects (the North American XB-45, the Consolidated XB-46, and the Martin XB-48) were also initiated to meet this AAF request, but none of them were developed in time to serve during WWII. For more history on this aircraft, see the links below.
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(updated February 2009)
Boeing XB-47 Stratojet
Type: jet bomber Crew: three Armament: two .50 cal machine guns in tail up to 22,000 lbs. of bombs Specifications: Length: 107' 6" Height: 27' 8" Wingspan: 116' 0" Gross Weight: 162,500 lbs. (maximum takeoff weight) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 6 Powerplant: General Electric J35-GE-7 axial flow turbojets Horsepower: 4,000 lbs. thrust each Performance: Range: 2650 miles w/ 10000 lb. bombload Cruise Speed: 476 mph Max Speed: 578 mph at 15,000 feet Ceiling: 37,500 ft
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