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View of the JATO bottle mounts on the port side of the plane, located above the aft landing gear.

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Early jet engines suffered from low thrust, resulting in long B-47 take-off distances. The early B-47s were equipped with mounting brackets for 18 (nine on each side of the fuselage) jet-assisted take-off bottles, essentially small, solid-propellant rocket engines, to decrease take-off distance requirements.

JATO bottle mount on XB-47 at Chanute Air Museum
Time picture taken Tue Sep 22 14:53:10 2015
Location picture taken Air Park
Chanute Air Museum
Rantoul, Illinois
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