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B-47E Stratojet
Kansas Aviation Museum
Wichita, KS


B-47

B-47E Stratojet bomber on display at the Kansas Aviation Museum located in Wichita, Kansas. The museum is housed in the old air terminal building on the north side of McConnell Air Force Base. This was the main passenger airport in Wichita prior to Mid-Continent Airport being built.

This aircraft had been displayed in Oklahoma City for many years. It was moved to Wichita in 2007. The aircraft took several years to be reassembled due to the wings having been detached for shipping, and the landing gear required extensive restoration after it had been altered for being mounted on a pylon. The aircraft was back on its gear by April, 2010, and it was given a more accurate paint job that summer.

The photo below is the bomber on display at its former location at the Oklahoma City Fair Grounds in the late 1980's. The B-47 was displayed with a B-52, C-47 (with a WWII service record from the Battle of the Bulge), and the prototype Aero Commander. The fairgrounds needed the space for expansion in 2008, so these aircraft were moved in 2007. The B-47 went north to Wichita to the Kansas Aviation Museum. The B-52 went to Air Force Plant #42 in Palmdale, CA, to be part of a new airpark centered around the Blackbird display. The other two aircraft went to a local technical school.

B-47

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