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RB-47H Stratojet
US Air Force Museum
Dayton, OH


B-47

RB-47H Stratojet bomber on display at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. For many years, this B-47 sat on the ramp at the former Smoky Hill AFB in Salina, Kansas. The old Smoky Hill was closed, and is now a giant pizza factory, and the B-47 was nearly forgotten. The USAF Museum brought the the Stratojet to Dayton, refurbished the aircraft, and it is now on display in the new 3rd hangar.

The upper photo was taken in the early 90’s when the aircraft was in Kansas. The lower photo was taken in mid 2003 just after the new hangar opened at the USAF Museum in Dayton. The museum building is very dark inside, which makes it very difficult to take photos, especially of large aircraft. A tripod and a long exposure would result in a better photo, but moving people would get in the way. I compromise by using a nuclear-powered flash, which leaves the biologicals looking like silhouettes, but it lights up objects over 200 feet away.

B-47

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