B-47 Stratojet™ Add-On

Product Information

The Boeing B-47™ was the first swept-wing multi-engine bomber in service with the USAF. It was truly a quantum leap in aviation history, and is the forerunner of numerous jet aircraft types in service today. As early as 1943, Boeing™ engineers had envisaged a jet bomber, but were unable to overcome issues with the straight wings of the day. However, Boeing aero-engineer George Schairer uncovered some secret wind-tunnel data on swept-wing jet airplanes. He sent the information back to the United States, where engineers then used the Boeing High-Speed Wind Tunnel to develop the XB-47™, which featured swept-back wings. The B-47™ broke a number of records and proved to be a great strategic deterrent during the Cold War era. The B-47E™ is an advanced version of the original XB-47, with much more powerful J-47™ engines. A grand total of 2,032 of these aircraft were built, with the last one rolling out in 1956.

Features:

  • One model with three options – with aux. tanks, without aux. tanks and with RATO bottles
  • High-detail reflective bare-metal texture set (.psd source files provided for repainters)
  • RATO bottle pack with unique RATO flight model and custom white smoke effect
  • Water injection thick black smoke effect on take-off (white on RATO model)
  • Many mousable switches in V-C (lights, starters, shutdowns etc.)
  • Highly detailed and authentic 2D panel, xml gauges, fully mousable, with custom pop-ups for AP and radios
  • Pop-up Fuel Panel included, based on real B-47 fuel management panel. Gauges and switches work
  • Authentic flight model with checklist (RATO version has own flight model)
  • Illustrated reference file with explanations of the various functions
  • Animated canopy and crew entry with ladder (shift-e)
  • Animated RATO pack jettison (uses visor command)
  • Animated bomb bay doors and deflectors (uses spoiler command)
  • Simulated B-47 soundset included