B-47 Systems Test

By Doug Valen

 

See the answers at the bottom ... no fair peeking!

1 What was the designation of the B-47 model that came to Lincoln AFB for the PACCS ? ______

 

2 What do the letters PACCS stand for? _____ _________ _________ & ________ __________

 

3 Which engines had a generator? __________________________________________

 

4 Which engines had an alternator ? ______________________________________

 

5 Which engines had a hydraulic pump ? __________________________________

 

6 What were the three options on each fuel selector switch ? _______ ________ ________

 

7 What did those letter stand for ? _____________ ________________ _________________

 

8 How many total fuel tanks could there be on the B-47 ? __________

 

9 What was the diameter of the Approach Chute ? ___________ Brake Chute? ___________

 

10 What was the engine start sequence ? _____ _____ _____ ______ _____ _____

 

11 - What was required to jettison a wing tank mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic power? ________

 

12 For what practical use to the AC and CP, was the amplifier rack on the left side of cockpit? ________________________________________________________________

 

13 Why did you have to run up the engines a bit, prior to jettisoning the brake and approach chute? ________________________________________________________________

 

14 - What two components could only be accessed by turning the CP seat around ? ________

 

15 Was the aft stearing column usable when the CP seat was facing aft ? _______

 

16 What did the letters BFS stand for ? _______ _________ _________

 

17 How many ATO bottles in a standard load ? ________

 

18 - The ATO burned for _____ seconds. (_____before lift-off, and _____ after liftoff)

 

19 What was the designation of the ECM audio receiver ? ___________

 

20 What was the full numerical designation of the Weight and Balance form ? _________

 

21 What were the designations of the TWO authentication forms ? __________ _________

 

22 - What was UHF Emergency frequency ? ________ VHF Emerg. Freq ? _______

 

23 What did the letters IFF stand for ? _____________ _____________ ____________

 

24 What was the normal cruise fuel burn in pounds per hour ? ______________

 

25 What was a normal training mission Take Off trim setting ? ____________

 

26 - What pressurized the brake system with the engines shut down ? ________________________

 

27 Where was the liquid oxygen tank located ? ___________________

 

28 Who were the two marginally sane pilots who, after quaffing a few beers at a party, laid burning Pall Mall cigarettes across the back of their hands, and waited to see who could leave them there the longest? ____________________ ______________________

 

29 Who was the 370 th Ops Officer who threatened to execute Lt. Valen by firing squad, for taking a Comm Kit home after a flight, because the safe combination had been changed? _______________

 

30 Who was the crew chief who almost lost an ear when he jumped off a moving alert truck at Moron AB, on his way to his acft during an Alert? ___________________________ (Same one whose entire bag of booze was run over on the ramp at Lincoln, by the motor pool truck that arrived to load crew bags!!)

 

 

 

 

Answers:

•  EB-47L

•  Post Attack Command Control Sqdn

•  All 6

•  1 & 6

•  3 & 4

•  TME ME TE   

•  Tank Manifold Engine

•  7

•  12 ft. 28 ft

•  4 5 6 3 2 1

•  Electrical (explosive bolt)

•  Heat up bite size steak in tinfoil

•  Keep shroud lines from becoming entangled in guns

•  Guns HF Radio (circuit breakers, bomb lock, ECM, etc.)

•  No, it would be disengaged

•  Best Flare Speed

•  32

•  15 seconds (10 before and 5 after)

•  APS 54

•  AF Form 365F

•  KAC 72 and KAA 29

•  243.0 121.5

•  Identification Friend Foe

•  12,000 pounds

•  6.5 Nose Down

•  Accumulators

•  Bomb Bay

•  Bud Timmons and Frank Fish

•  Frank Fish

•  Sgt. Rivers

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