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The B-47 entered service with the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1951. It never saw combat as a bomber, but was a mainstay of SAC's bomber strength during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and remained in use as a bomber until 1965. It was also adapted to a number of other missions, including photographic reconnaissance, electronic intelligence and weather reconnaissance, remaining in service as a reconnaissance aircraft until 1969 and as a testbed until 1977.
This 1952 video from the United States Air Force (USAF) is a dramatized orientation film about the B-47 Stratojet (and jet aircraft in general). Stars Reed Hadley.
Film: TF 1-4727, The B-47: Pilot's Familiarization, 1952.