The sign accompanying the C-47. It reads
Boeing XB-47 Stratojet
Wingspan - 116'
Length - 102'
Engine - Six GE J47
Speed - 610 mph
Armament - Conventional & Nuclear Weapons
This XB-47 is the only surviving XB-47 left in the world. The world's first
swept-wing bomber flew its maiden flight in 1947. This XB or experimental
model was one of only two produced at the Boeing plant in Seattle in 1947. The
B-47 would serve primarily as a strategic bomber for SAC with the ability to
carry conventional or nuclear weapons. Other B-47s were modified for weather
and reconnaissance duties. The B-47 never dropped a bomb in combat and was
retired from service in the mid-1960s.