Boeing EB-47E Stratojet

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Boeing
Markings
376th Bombardment Wing, Lockbourne AFB, Ohio, 1964
Designation
EB-47E
Serial Number
53-2135

Boeing EB-47E Stratojet

The U.S. Army Air Forces issued its first requirement for a jet bomber in 1943. However, it was not until after the war, when German research on high-speed aircraft became available that the design of the B-47 was finalized. The B-47 became the first all jet bomber produced anywhere in the world. Over two thousand Stratojets were built between 1947 and 1957. During the early 1960s a number of B-47E models were converted for use as electronic intelligence gathering aircraft. Additional antennas were mounted on the aircraft and a “capsule” was installed in the aircraft’s bomb bay that carried additional equipment to monitor radar and radio signals as well as two additional crew members.

Specifications
Wingspan 116 ft
Length 109 ft 10 in
Height 27 ft 11 in
Weight 206,700 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 606 mph
Service Ceiling 40,500 ft
Range 4,000 miles
Engines 6 General Electric J47-GE-25A turbojets. 6,000 lb thrust each
Crew 5