Friday, October 28, 2005

Boeing B-47 Rocket Assist Take-Off

B-47 Takes off using rocket assist!

The early jet engines, even when you had six of them, didn't have enough power to get the Boeing B-47 flying unless you had a rather long runway.

No Problem! Just attach a bunch of rocket engines to it, run up the jets to full power, and light off the rockets. What a ride THAT must have been.........

For a lot more pictures, history, and information on the Boeing Company, click HERE.

Hat tip to Texas Best Grok for picture.


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