Boeing B-47 Stratojet

A B-47E from the 380th Bomb Wing; Plattsburgh AFB, NY

     The Boeing B-47 represented a major advance in aeronautical engineering.  It was America's first multi-engine jet aircraft and it established the basic principal of design.  It introduced swept-back wings to large aircraft and the engines were hung below the wings on pylons. 
    This design proved so viable that it was used on the B-52 bomber and the KC-135 tanker that followed.  The latter became the Boeing 707, the first American jet liner.  All modern passenger planes trace their design linage directly to the B-47.
    This sleek aircraft was the backbone of SAC for many years. 
The B-47 was America's first multi-engine jet aircraft Poster honoring B-47 wings at

See the display models of the B-47 at