The Boeing B-47 was the first swept-wing multi-engine bomber in service with the USAF.
It was truly a quantum leap in aviation history, and is the forerunner of every jet aircraft in service today. As early as 1943, Boeing engineers had envisaged a jet bomber, but were unable to overcome issues with the straight wings of the day. However, Boeing aero-engineer George Schairer was in Germany and came across some secret wind-tunnel data on swept-wing jet airplanes. He sent the information back to the United States, where engineers then used the Boeing High-Speed Wind Tunnel to develop the XB-47, which featured swept-back wings. The B-47 broke a number of records and proved to be a great strategic deterrent during the Cold War era.
The B-47E is an advanced version of the original XB-47, with much more powerful J-47 engines. A grand total of 2,032 of these aircraft were built, with the last one rolling out in 1956.
- Conversion to X-Plane of the popular Virtavia FS9/FSX version, first released in 2006
- Optimised for XP11
- Includes FMOD sounds set with custom cockpit sounds
- vrconfig.txt included for VR users
- New 'stressed skin' bump-mapping and reflective bare-metal textures
- Pilot's cockpit is authentically presented (rear cockpit is modelled but lacks full functionality)
- Many mousable switches in cockpit (lights, starters, shutdowns etc)
- All instruments are the '3D' modelled type, not bitmaps
- Authentic flight model with checklist
- Illustrated manual with explanations of the various functions and quickstart guide
- FPS-friendly construction throughout - great for VR
- Animated canopy, bomb bay doors w.deflectors and crew entry with ladder
- Togglable crew figures