Aerial refueling of a B-47 Stratojet by a KC-97 Stratotanker at Brize Norton Air Force Base in the United Kingdom.
United Kingdom Date:1953, October 28 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Aerial refueling of a U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet aircraft at Brize Norton Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. The nose section of the B-47 Stratojet as it approaches the tail section of a U.S. Air Force KC-97 Stratotanker aircraft for an air to air refueling using the boom method with a telescopic lens. The aircraft makes and breaks connections. A windshield wiper removes a spray of gasoline from a canopy after break away boom reacts and is then lowered. Three right wing jet engines. The B-47 during refueling and breakaway from the refueling boom. The spray covers the canopy of the aircraft. A close up of the pilot control stick of the B-47 flying on automatic controls. No hands upon the control sticks. A view of the B-47 during the breakaway of air to air refueling from the boom of the KC-97 aircraft. The spray covers the canopy of the B-47 and the windshield wiper removes the spray. The pilot's hand upon the stick. The pilot is dressed in protective clothing, wearing oxygen mask and a crash helmet. The pilot operates the B-47.
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