The Boeing B-47 Stratojet was a medium-range, strategic bombardment aircraft developed around a shoulder-mounted wing with a 35 degree sweep back wing with six podded engines slung below the wing.
As in almost every case of aircraft development later and better design and uses become the normal. In the development of the Boeing B-47 the primary shape and design was held, however requirements varied. Below you will find 27 known variations that were either designed, built, or discarded in this developmental stage of the B-47 series. The B-47E, (strategic bomber) along with the RB-47E and H (reconnaissance versions) became the dominate versions of the aircraft series built.
The B-47 was manufactured primarily by Boeing, however many were also sub-contracted to Douglas (Tulsa OK) and Lockheed (Marietta GA). To see a list by manufacturer and by serial number click here.
The following material was originally compiled and posted on the internet by Joe Baugher. It has been edited by Burwell Block. Additional material was contributed by David Hall, Andy Labosky, Bob Robbins and Mark Natola.