B-47E Stratojet for X-Plane
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.
Inspect the illustrated User Manual for this product : Virtavia B-47E User Manual.
Note - this is NOT an all-new simulation of the B-47E, it is a conversion to X-Plane of the popular FS9/FSX version, first released in 2006. The model is perfectly functional and a good representation of the Stratojet, but do not expect state-of-the-art functionality and appearance.
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 with deflectors and crew entry with ladder.
Togglable crew figures.
Note - NO 2D panel is provided. There is only one livery.