Boeing RB-47E 'Stratojet'
| DIS. VET REX R. BAHR|
This wonderful model was made by my Grand son JASON. I crewed 778 for about a year in 1954 - 55. I went to the 7 level school @ Sheppard Air foce base @ Wichita Falls Texas, when the 343rd squadron went to North Africa in 1955. The 'H' models were better planes to work on as the bugs were designed out. Like the placement of the batteries. Mostly it was a lot of paper work to keep them in shape. They were a lot of trouble, like the oil tanks did not have a gauge. We used a stick to stick the tank, like we did fuel tanks at the gas station. The pilots were scared to death of these planes because of the bicycle gear. The rear gear axle is welded ahead of the strut and this makes it interesting when the plane comes in crabbed. REX
07/30/2008 @ 04:54 [ref: 22294]
| Paul F Dolby Jr|
| Hi: I was Crew Chief RB-47E S/N 53-4261During 1955 At Forbes
AFB. I was a member of the 55th Wing,343rd SRS.We did not have
the "E" Models for very long as the "H" Models started coming
to Forbes from Boeing in early 1956.The RB-47 was a great Plane
and it sure is sad that only three Models still exist,in the
museums.There are lots of B-47's but only three Recon Models.
I plan to visit The AFM in Dayton in Sept 03,to get a first
hand look at the City of Salina " H "that has just been newly
08/13/2003 @ 19:11 [ref: 6635]