Convair B-36J Peacemaker (Winter 2017)

The B-36 with its range of 10,000 miles was the first true intercontinental bomber in the USAF fleet. It entered the service at the beginning of the Cold War in 1948 and enabled the delivery of nuclear munition on true mass scale.

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Convair B-36J Peacemaker

The B-36 was a beautiful plane, however, from the beginning it was obsolete due to the piston-powered power plants.

National Museum of the USAF, WPAFB, Ohio, February  2013 174
Convair B-36J Peacemaker

Here is the link to the Convair B-36J Peacemaker info on the museum’s website and the additional one from the Wikipedia.

Here are other posts from the National Museum of USAF (Cold War Opponents: MiG-15 and F-86A Sabre (Winter 2013), B-29 “Bockscar”, modern military airplane, Cold War and Vietnam Era Planes and WW II aircraft),  posts from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – this place is not getting old 🙂 (Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, Aichi M6A1, Vought F4-1D Corsair, Horten HO III F, Panoramas of Museum, Restoring the gloryWW II airplanes, Modern Military aircraft). Enjoy!

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