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B-47 Strato Jet

In the late 1950's this aircraft revolutionized the concept of aerial bombing. Intended for Strategic Air Command (SAC), to be a long range nuclear bomber, it incorporated many new features including the use only of jet engines. It had greatly improved high altitude performance, and could almost match the then current fighters in straight line speed, making it a formidably difficult target.

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