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Check Six: First Flight: Boeing XB-47 Stratojet – 72 years ago

December 17, 2019

From the This Day in Aviation website

The first Boeing XB-47 built (S/N 46-065), taken on Dec. 1, 1947, before its first flight.
(U.S. Air Force photo)

17 December 1947: Boeing test pilots Robert M. Robbins and Edward Scott Osler made the first flight of the Model 450, the XB-47 Stratojet prototype. It was a 52-minute flight from Boeing Field, Seattle to Moses Lake, Washington.

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