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How Many Surviving B-47 Stratojets?  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Hi folks...
Just curious to know how many B-47s are still in existence? The only one that I've ever seen is at the WPAFB Museum. Can you believe that there over 2,000 B-47s assembled?? I sure would like see more on display if they're out there, somewhere. Any & all replies & information appreciated.  Wink Regards.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

I believe there are some 40+ B-47s, of most models still around. All are gate guards or in museums.

User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

There are 25 remaining B-47's....below:

XB-47 #2 -- 46-066 -- Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum Rantoul, IL
B-47A -- 49-1901 -- Pima Air & Space Museum Tuscon, AZ
B-47B 50-062 Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Savannah, GA
B-47B 51-2075 Air Force Flight Test Center Museum Edwards AFB, CA
B-47B 51-2120 Whiteman AFB, MO
B-47B 51-2315 Grissom Air Museum Peru, IN
WB-47E 51-2360 Reported to be enroute to Hill AFB, Utah (04/10/02)
B-47E 51-2387 Oklahoma City Fair Grounds Oklahoma City, OK
WB-47E 51-7066 Seattle Museum of Flight Seattle, WA
B-47E 51-7071 Hightower Park Altus, OK
B-47E 52-166 Castle Air Museum, CA
EB-47E 52-410 South Dakota Air and Space Museum Ellsworth AFB, SD
EB-47E 52-412 Dyess Linear Air Park Dyess, TX
B-47E 52-595 Little Rock AFB, AR
B-47E 52-1412 SAC Museum Omaha, NE
B-47E 53-2104 Pueblo Historical Aircraft SocietyPueblo, CO
EB-47E 53-2135 Pima Air & Space Museum Tuscon, AZ
B-47E 53-2275 March Air Reserve Base, CA
B-47E 53-2276 8th Air Force Museum Barksdale AFB, LA
B-47E 53-2280 USAF Museum Dayton, OH
B-47E 53-2385 Plattsburgh, NY
B-47E 53-4213 McConnell AFB, KS
RB-47E 53-4257 Tinker AFB, OK
RB-47H 53-4296 USAF Armament Museum, FL
RB-47H 53-4299 USAF Museum Dayton, OH



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

I was just taking pictures of the Little Rock B-47 today. I have always had a fondness for the Stratojet since first seeng the movie "Strategic Air Command". The cockpit mockup for that plane is on display at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California.

This is a link I often use to track down display airplanes: http://www.coastcomp.com/av/pres/

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Thanks to all who replied. To Gary...that site is pretty amazing. It answered another question for me...any surviving B-32 Dominators. Apparently not.
The reason I wanted to know about the B-47...I've always considered this aircraft to be the grand-daddy of all Boeing's future jetliners from the time the B-47 was launched. I hope that makes sense the way I worded it. Regards to all.  Wink



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4013 times:

It was ashamed that the B-47 had the wing crack accidents after they started doing the toss deliveries. It did bring in a lot of innovations with the swept wings and pod mounted engines.

I will have a picture of the Little Rock B-47 in my next batch of pictures I upload the end of this week.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

The B-47E at the National Museum of the USAF is no longer on display. The RB-47H is in the Cold War Gallery and can be viewed either from the floor or from the mezzanine that is between the Cold War Gallery and the Space and Missile Gallery.

User currently offlineRaginMav From United States of America, joined May 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 4):
To Gary...that site is pretty amazing

Yeah that site is pretty cool. I noticed the note about the B-1A, moving to the SAC museum. It's already there, restored, and on display. Unfortunately, it is no longer in the B-1A white paint scheme.


User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

Quoting RaginMav (Reply 7):
I noticed the note about the B-1A, moving to the SAC museum

And it's no longer the SAC Museum, and it's no longer in Bellevue, NE, just next to Offutt AFB.

It is now the Strategic Air and Space Museum, and it is located in Ashland, NE.

I knew a lot of folks that worked at the SAC Museum...the "takeover" by the Strategic Air and Space folks was not a happy time.....

http://www.strategicairandspace.com/General/general.htm



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

At Pease AFB, NH there were some gate guards that I now wonder what happened to them. Pease AFB is now Pease International Trade Port/Pease ANGB. But, the airplanes were:

B-29A
KC-97L
B-52D
EB-47E

All but the B-29 were actually flown into PSM. The B-29 was actually 3 or 4 airplanes put together and repainted as "Bocks Car" for the photo bird on the A-Bomb missions flown by the 509th Bomb Wing. Pease AFB was the home of the 509th from 1957 until 1991.

Does anyone know what happened to these airplanes? When I visited the base in 1994, all four airplanes were still there.


User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Here is the B-47 on display at Little Rock AFB.

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Chambers


Gary
Cottage Grove, MN



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

There is a B-47 at the North Air Depot Gate at Tinker (in the air park). I do not know if there is another one at the OKC Fairgrounds, but the TInker one has been around since at least 2000.

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