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B-47 - Cold War Defense - "Tex" Johnston

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 Product Description

Dimensions: 18" x 16.5"
Signature: A. M. "Tex" Johnston

Plane Type: B-47 Stratojet

The B-47 became the first true modern bomber to fill the ranks of General Curtiss Lemay's new Strategic Air Command. With long range, high altitude capabilities, the "Stratojet" became the backbone of SAC in the early 1950s. As fast as many early jet fighters, with sophisticated defenses and an operational altitude of up to 40,000 feet, the B-47 was a strong deterrent in the early days of the nuclear standoff.

About our Framing:
This Aviation Collectible is exquisitely Custom Framed with double mattes and comes in either a ¾” or 1 ½” Matte Black Frame. We’ve opened up the matte on the bottom to showcase the authentic pencil signature of the pilot/s who flew this aircraft. All of our Aviation Collectibles come with a Certificate of Authenticity to ensure that the signatures are real and your purchase will be collectible for years to come.

A. M. "Tex" Johnston - Best known for performing a barnstormer-style barrel-roll maneuver with Boeing's first real jet airliner the 367-80 in a demonstration flight over Lake Washington outside of Seattle, on August 7, 1955, "Tex" Johnston began his aviation career in the 30's as one of America's barnstormers. He later He became a test pilot for Boeing in July 1948 where he flew the B-47 Stratojet and piloted the first flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress prototype.

PLANE JUNKIE - B-47 - Cold War Defense (B-47 Stratojet)

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