For FSX and FS2004 only
Get the FSX Steam Edition version of the Virtavia – B-47E Stratojet FSX Steam Edition here.
The Boeing B-47 was the first swept-wing multi-engine bomber in service with the USAF. It was truly a quantum leap in aviation history, and is the forerunner of every jet aircraft in service today. As early as 1943, Boeing engineers had envisaged a jet bomber, but were unable to overcome issues with the straight wings of the day. However, Boeing aero-engineer George Schairer was in Germany and came across some secret wind-tunnel data on swept-wing jet airplanes. He sent the information back to the United States, where engineers then used the Boeing High-Speed Wind Tunnel to develop the XB-47, which featured swept-back wings. The B-47 broke a number of records and proved to be a great strategic deterrent during the Cold War era. The B-47E is an advanced version of the original XB-47, with much more powerful J-47 engines. A grand total of 2,032 of these aircraft were built, with the last one rolling out in 1956.
- full FSX version includes bump-mapping, self-shadowing & reflective bloom.
- one model with three options – with aux. tanks, without aux. tanks and with RATO bottles
- high-detail reflective bare-metal texture set (.psd source files provided for repainters)
- RATO bottle pack with unique RATO flight model and custom white smoke effect
- water injection thick black smoke effect on take-off (white on RATO model)
- very detailed virtual cockpit with animations (stick, pedals, levers) – rear cockpit included
- many mousable switches in VC (lights, starters, shutdowns, etc.)
- highly detailed and authentic 2D panel, xml gauges, fully mousable, with custom pop-ups for AP and radios
- pop-up Fuel Panel included, based on real B-47 fuel management panel. Gauges and switches work
- highly authentic flight model with checklist (RATO version has own flight model)
- illustrated reference file with explanations of the various functions
- FPS-friendly construction throughout
- animated canopy and crew entry with ladder (shift-e)
- animated RATO pack jettison (uses visor command)
- animated bomb bay doors and deflectors (uses spoiler command)
- simulated B-47 soundset included
- high detail undercarriage
- authentic landing and nav lights
- VC rain fx (FS2004 only)