The primary mission of the B-47 Stratojet was to drop bombs on the Soviet Union, and though it never saw combat action as a bomber, it proved valuable as an aerial reconnaissance aircraft, capturing strategic Cold War photographs from behind the Iron Curtain. Able to fly at subsonic speeds at high altitude, the Stratojet was able to avoid interceptor detection and make itself indispensable to the American military, remaining in production for 22 years, from 1947 to 1969.
This 1/144 scale plastic kit of a B-47 Stratojet flying with the 306th Bombardment Wing features a glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, detailed turbojet engines, and realistic landing gear. Assembly required. Skill level 2. Measures approximately 9" long with a 9½" wingspan.