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Boeing's B-47
Stratojet

by Alwyn T. Lloyd

  

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Specialty Press - Boeing's B-47 Stratojet by Alwyn T. Lloyd
ISBN: 158007071X
Media: Soft cover; 10" x 10"  format, 276 pages plus covers; 350 black & white photos, 50 color photos
Price: USD$39.95 available online from Specialty Press
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Excellent history of development, deployment and operations of the Stratojet via detailed text and photos; packed with good clear images including 50 colour photographs
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


Boeing's B-47 Stratojet  is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstRead

 

Specialty Press has carved out a useful niche in the field US post-war prototype and operational aircraft. This latest title compliments their existing annals perfectly.

The B-47 Stratojet was the first strategic jet bomber in the arsenal of the USAF. It was a fast, widely used and very capable aircraft in the roles of conventional bomber and nuclear deterrent due to its large capacity to carry oversize early nuclear weapons.

The book comprises 276 glossy pages between hard covers. Most of the book is in black and white, but 50 colour photos in a special section at the back of the book supplement the 350 excellent monochrome photos in the main body of the book.

Several Appendices cover Production Numbers, Units and Markings, Boeing Model Numbers and Accident Rates.

Modellers will appreciate this title for its detailed coverage and many useful photos, while historians and enthusiasts in general will be grateful for the completeness of the Stratojet story in a single volume.

 

 

Conclusion

 

"Boeing's B-47 Stratojet" by Alwyn T. Lloyd is a beautifully executed history of this important aircraft, from specification to selection, introduction to service, bomber operations, reconnaissance, training and experimental Stratojets.

This terrific title will be welcomed by serious aviation historians and will be a useful reference source for modellers too.

Recommended.

Thanks to Karin of Specialty Press for the review sample


Review Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 25 November, 2005
Last updated 24 November, 2005

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