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Stratojet Rocket Assisted Takeoff

Posted 4/21/2017

To leave the ground, a fully laden Stratojet required the additional thrust from takeoff rockets in the rear fuselage. Early B-47s carried these rocket units internally, while later Stratojets dropped them after takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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