- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- X-Plane 11
- File size
- 22 MB
The Boeing B-47 was the first swept-wing multi-engine bomber in service with the USAF. It was truly a quantum leap in aviation history and is the forerunner of every jet aircraft in service today.
As early as 1943, Boeing engineers had envisaged a jet bomber but were unable to overcome issues with the straight wings of the day. However, Boeing aero-engineer George Schairer was in Germany and came across some secret wind-tunnel data on swept-wing jet airplanes.
He sent the information back to the United States, where engineers then used the Boeing High-Speed Wind Tunnel to develop the XB-47, which featured swept-back wings. The B-47 broke a number of records and proved to be a great strategic deterrent during the Cold War era.
The B-47E is an advanced version of the original XB-47, with much more powerful J-47 engines. A grand total of 2,032 of these aircraft were built, with the last one rolling out in 1956.
- conversion to X-Plane of the popular FS9/FSX version, first released in 2006
- optimised for XP11
- includes FMOD sounds set with custom cockpit sounds
- vrconfig.txt included for VR users
- new 'stressed skin' bump-mapping and reflective bare-metal textures
- pilot's cockpit is authentically presented (rear cockpit is modeled but lacks full functionality)
- many mousable switches in the cockpit (lights, starters, shutdowns, etc)
- all instruments are the '3D' modeled type, not bitmaps
- authentic flight model with a checklist
- illustrated manual with explanations of the various functions and quick start guide
- FPS-friendly construction throughout - great for VR
- animated canopy, bomb bay doors w.deflectors and crew entry with a ladder
- togglable crew figures