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Cold War (1950-1974)
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1:72 B-47E Stratojet
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 05:27 PM UTC
Hasegawa''s 40 year-old B-47E is not up to today''s standards but has aged well. Molding is good though it has raised surface detail and minimum interior detail.

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md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 07:42 AM UTC
I think the original release on this kit was 1968. It might have been in the AMT/Hasegawa boxing and retailed around U$6.00. I got one for Christmas of 1968....
retiredbee2
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 02:13 AM UTC
I remember the old Strato Jets that used to be based at MacDill AFB. They would fly by low and slow and would always have a trail of smoke from the engines.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 02:33 AM UTC
Centuries ago I worked with a guy that has been a B-24 pilot over Europe and stayed in after the war. He transitioned to B-36's and flew for SAC for a number of years. But, he decided that the B-47 scared him and it was time to get out.

It seems a lot of pilots got killed trying to fly the B-47 the same way they flew B-36's. The jet engines weren't as reliable as the old radials and keeping formation by tinkering with engine speed wasn't a huge success.
armouredcharmer
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 07:12 AM UTC
Blimey - Do Hasegawa still make this ?,i had one yonks ago and IIRC with a bit of TLC it builds up into a fairly decent model.
E23C
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 04:01 PM UTC
The kit keeps reappearing just like their P-3C Orion and the S2 Tracker,they always seem to show up again.