by Alwyn T. Lloyd
S u m m a r y
||Specialty Press -
Boeing's B-47 Stratojet by Alwyn T. Lloyd
||Soft cover; 10" x
10" format, 276 pages plus covers; 350 black & white photos, 50 color photos
USD$39.95 available online from Specialty Press
||Excellent history of development,
deployment and operations of the Stratojet via detailed text and photos; packed with good clear images
including 50 colour photographs
Reviewed by Brett Green
Stratojet is available online from
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.
"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
Thanks to Karin of
Specialty Press for the review sample
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