The Seattle AF C-97/47 is a military transport aircraft based on the B-29 Superfortress strategic bomber. Design work began in 1942, with the prototype's first flight being on November 9th 1944 and the first production aircraft entered service in 1947. Between 1947 and 1958, 888 C-97s in several versions were built, 811 being KC-97 tankers. Some aircraft served as flying command posts for the Strategic Air Command, while others were modified for use in Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadrons (ARRS).
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