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Convair B-36 "Peacemaker"

Convair B-36

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{detailed description}Warbird Tech Series Volume 24
The B-36 served for only ten years, and there were always questions as to whether it could accomplish its assigned strategic bombardment mission. Nobody denied the aircraft was slow, although sometimes it was hard to ascertain just how slow it really was in comparison to other aircraft. But it flew so high that it probably did not really matter. Few fighters of its era could climb as high, and surface-to-air missiles were just being developed. It was not until the last few years of its service life that the B-36 was particularly vulnerable.
The aircraft also had very long legs, a necessary attribute for the first truly intercontinental bomber. It is hard to imagine a modern aircraft remaining airborne for two days without refuelling, but it was not particularly unusual for the B-36 to do so. It took a long time to fly 10,000 miles at 250 mph.
Despite its seemingly obsolete appearance, the B-36 pushed 1950s state-of-the-art further than any other aircraft of its era.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Dennis R. Jenkins
published by Speciality Press (USA) 1999 1st edn. 100pp profusely illustrated, some colour, 21x28 card covers
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