Carswell Air Force Base

The story of the Tornado that hit Carswell AFB and damaged two-thirds of SAC’s B-36 Peacemaker Force

The story of the Tornado that hit Carswell AFB and damaged two-thirds of SAC’s B-36 Peacemaker Force

The B-36 Peacemaker The B-36 was first conceived in 1941 as a transatlantic bomber to strike Europe from bases in… Read More

11 months ago

Some of the Coolest Aircraft Ever Built were Featured at the Only Public Air Show in XB-70 Valkyrie History

Taken at Carswell AFB, Texas, in 1966 the cool photo in this post was taken during Combination Open House which… Read More

1 year ago

After a Nuclear Weapon Test a B-36 was So Radioactive that it had to be Parked Away from other Peacemaker Bombers at Carswell AFB. It was Scrapped a year later.

When the ‘effects’ B-36D conducted the first test (the Mike shot on Oct. 31, 1952, using a Mk 5 thermonuclear… Read More

2 years ago

SR-71 RSO tells the story of when he and his pilot were able to land their crippled Blackbird after it experienced a catastrophic engine failure while flying at Mach 2.88 at 68,000 feet

‘We were at Mach 2.88 and 68,000 feet over Oklahoma when the right engine suffered catastrophic failure,’ Colonel Richard Sheffield,… Read More

3 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

The Only Public Air Show in XB-70 Valkyrie History Featured some of the Coolest Aircraft Ever Built

Carswell AFB was to be the only airfield that XB-70 Valkyrie AV/2 would fly to and return before being destroyed… Read More

5 years ago

Former BUFF driver explains B-52D’s Emergency Procedures

The “D” also used very high pressure pneumatic air. The emergency procedure if this system sprung a leak proved the… Read More

5 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

6 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