Aviation Photo #1597372 Convair B-36J Peacemaker - USA - Air Force

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With a length of 49,4 m and a wingspan of 70,1 m the B-36 was the larges ever built bomber of the United States and flew first in 1946. Driven by 6 Pratt & Whitney propeller engines behind the wings and 4 General Electric jet engines it had a range of approximately 13.000 km.
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    Convair B-36J Peacemaker
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    Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFB (Municipal)
    October 5, 2009
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9 years ago
Very good picture with good detail. Also, plane seems to be in excellent condition. Can't be that many around that look this good.
9 years ago
If I was in Tucson that is the place I'd like to be! B-36, and -135s in the background...PERFECT!
9 years ago
Having been exposed to the Cold War at an early age I have an appreciation of what the B-36 represented. That a/c was the "Doomsday" Platform and I am thankful it was never used in that capacity. Best usage was in the Strategic Air Command Movie with Jimmy Stewart...
9 years ago
I remember seeing this tail number years ago at the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, TX. It was in pieces and in dire need of restoration. I knew it had been moved and was in process of being restored but it appears the restoration is complete. Thanks for sharing this shot - I am glad to see her fully restored!!!
9 years ago
Yes, I never knew this model existed until I saw the Movie. I also noticed that this baby has to be the roomiest (non cargo)military jet in the world. You think of a bomber as having most of the area taken up by the bomb bay but the inside of this model had mega ample room for the crew! Like having a 737's amount of room for 11-14 crew!!! That space amazed me considering this was designed in the late 40's!!!
9 years ago
I always have to say I'm a commercial aviation fan and dont pay much attention to the military side of flight but these hybrid jet and prop hybrid's have always interested me! It really takes you back to think what the designers had to go through back then in the late 40's when managing Range, Load, Speed and so on while dealing with heavier materials, no computers and less powerful engines.

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