Boeing TB-47B Stratojet

Last revised January 4, 2003

The TB-47B was a conversion of the standard B-47B as a transition trainer for pilots and navigators. It was basically similar to the B-47B but had a fourth crew position added for an instructor. All armament and ECM equipment was removed. 48 B-47Bs were modified to TB-47B configuration at Douglas-Tulsa, and 18 were modified by the USAF at Oklahoma City


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