Originally Posted by RoadTrip
after all this talk of B47, I have this urge to stand in my office and yell "bingo!"
Very good - The "B47" comes from that was the first airplane I ever worked on in my Active Duty air force career. A beautiful 6 engine jet bomber built by Boeing that many say helped keep the "Cold War" from heating up.
Some of the "youngins" here may not know there was such an airplane, but it was the first airplane (civil or military) that started the underwing podded engine mounting as as well as the 35 degree swept wing design that is common in jet aircraft today.