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FS2002 Boeing B-47A Stratojet The B-47 was the first all-jet production bomber in the Air Force and was the backbone of SACs bomber fleet in the 1950s. The Air Force liked Boeings design and ordered two prototypes. The first one, designated the XB-47, rolled out of its Seattle hangar Sept. 12, 1947. It made, its maiden flight Dec. 17, 1947. The B-47 was classified as a medium bomber and was not intended for worldwide missions even though it could be refueled in flight. The B-47 proved very versatile and underwent many modifications. The earlier A models had a clear plexiglass bombardier nose and two. 50-cal. machine guns in the tail. The E-models were upscaled to two 20mm cannons, the clear nose was eliminated and an optical dome was installed for the horizontal periscope bombsight. By Rey Lopez

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