B-36 Peacemaker

Untouchable by enemy flak: here’s why the B-36 Peacemaker would have been an awesome strategic bomber during World War II

Untouchable by enemy flak: here’s why the B-36 Peacemaker would have been an awesome strategic bomber during World War II

The B-36 Peacemaker strategic bomber was unveiled on Aug. 20, 1945 (three months after V-E Day), and flew for the… Read More

2 years ago

Five turning, one not! Rare photo shows B-36 Peacemaker flying with number 3 propeller “feathered”

Feathering the propeller while flying the B-36 Peacemaker refers to rotating the blades to reduce their drag so the fat… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the T-12 Cloudmaker, the 44,000 lb earthquake bomb carried by the B-36 Peacemaker

Based on the British designed 22,000lb (10,000kg) Grand Slam developed by British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis during the Second World… Read More

3 years ago

How the B-36 Peacemaker bomber survived to five cancellation attempts during its career

It is interesting to note that the B-36 program might have been canceled at least five times during the big… Read More

3 years ago

These photos show why the XF-85 Goblin “parasite” fighter was the most bizarre aircraft ever built

The McDonnell Aircraft Corp. developed the XF-85 Goblin "parasite" fighter to protect B-36 bombers flying far beyond the range of… Read More

4 years ago

B-36 Crew Member tells The story behind the video of the infamous Peacemaker ‘Buzz Job’ over Fort Worth Neighborhood

One man had called in demanding that his TV antenna be returned. He claimed that a B-36 jet pod had… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive video shows gigantic B-36 Peacemaker buzzing Fort Worth Neighborhood

Neighbors in the Ridglea area south of Carswell AFB reported TV antennas snagged from roofs and structural damage to some… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering the 1952 Carswell AFB Tornado that damaged two-thirds of SAC’s B-36 Force

Maintenance docks used to work on the B-36 bombers outdoors were thrown about and the steel cables tying down the… Read More

5 years ago

WHERE SAC HEAVIES WERE BUILT: THE STORY OF FORT WORTH “BOMBER PLANT”

Given that bombers were the focus in the 1940s and 1950s, the facility earned a nickname among locals that endures… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT WHY THE B-47 STRATOJET HAD BEEN THE BACKBONE OF STRATEGIC AIR COMMMAND IN THE EARLY COLD WAR

At its peak use in 1958, the USAF operated 28 B-47 bomb wings and four RB-47 reconnaissance wings, totaling 1,357… Read More

7 years ago

THIS PHOTO OF B-36 CREWS STANDING ON TOP OF THE BOMBER WING CLEARLY SHOWS WHY THE PEACEMAKER WAS THE LARGEST PISTON ENGINE AIRCRAFT EVER PRODUCED

The 163-foot-long B-36 Peacemaker, with its 230-foot wingspan and six rear-facing compound radial engines, dwarfed every other warplane in America’s… Read More

7 years ago

“SIX TURNING, FOUR BURNING:” WATCH THIS INTERESTING FOOTAGE AND LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE GIGANTIC B-36

Although never used in combat, the B-36 was a major deterrent to enemy aggression The interesting clip in this post… Read More

7 years ago