Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Epic video shows B-36 takeoff and landing in James Stewart’s Strategic Air Command Re-edited in 4 K

Epic video shows B-36 takeoff and landing in James Stewart’s Strategic Air Command Re-edited in 4 K

Strategic Air Command movie The cool video in this post shows some neat clips of the awesome Convair B-36 strategic bomber taking… Read More

2 months ago

Two B-47 Stratojets attached to a B-36 Peacemaker: The B-36/B-47 Wing Tip-Tow that Never Was

Parasite fighters In the summer of 1943, the US began building up its heavy bomber forces in Europe at a… Read More

3 months ago

The story of how the B-36 Peacemaker bomber was able to survive to five cancellation attempts during its career

In early 1949, the B-36’s future was highly questionable but although the Peacemaker’s ability to evade enemy fighters, the Air… Read More

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype

Thanks to the massive B-36, Convair easily transported the XB-58 prototype by air from Ft. Worth TX to Wright-Patterson Air… Read More

1 year ago

RB-36 Crew Member recalls when his Peacemaker Pilot did a Chandelle Maneuver on Takeoff during an Airshow and, on a separate occasion, did an Emergency Landing with a Loose Flap

‘During my three years at Ellsworth Air Force Ease I had two events that I call outstanding,’ A/1C Ralph Whitaker… Read More

2 years ago

The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that Catwalks were placed inside its Wings so that Mechanics could Maintain the Engines in Flight

Much was made of the fact that the wing of the B-36 Peacemaker was deep enough to allow engineers to… Read More

2 years 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

In the 1950s Someone Thought to Attach two B-47 Stratojets to a B-36 Peacemaker: The Story of the B-36/B-47 Wing Tip-Tow that Never Was

Whoever thought that attaching two B-47s to a B-36 was a good idea is a detail that seems to have… Read More

2 years ago

The story of when the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker was fitted with Track-Type Landing Gear to operate from Arctic Staging Bases

In June 1948, the XB-36 briefly became a training aid for SAC, which was expecting its first production B-36A for… Read More

2 years ago

Both B-36 and Concorde Flight Engineer stations had a lot of buttons, dials, and switches. But only that of the Peacemaker had levers. Here’s why.

In earlier days, most larger (both military and civil) aircraft were designed and built with a flight engineer's position. A… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why the Propellers on the B-36 Peacemaker did Face Backwards

The B-36 Peacemaker was one of the first bomber designs to use a noticeably swept wing in the era of… Read More

2 years ago

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

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

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