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B 36 Peacemaker

The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959. The B-36 is the largest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft ever built. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built, at 230 ft (70.1 m).
Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-52 Stratofortress beginning in 1955. All but five examples were scrapped.
The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons from inside its four bomb bays without aircraft modifications. With a range of 10,000 mi (16,000 km) and a maximum payload of 87,200 lb (39,600 kg), the B-36 was capable of intercontinental flight without refueling.
B-36H Indian Springs
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B-36 Open Bomb Bays 2

NARA 26047..30 Sep 48

B-36 Open Bomb Bays 1

NARA 26040..20 Sep 48

B-36 St Louis 1

NARA B26084..17 Oct 48..St. Louis Air Show

B-36 Cockpit 1

NARA B26092...17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 St Louis 2

NARA B26114..17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 Cockpit 2

NARA B26093...17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 Landing Gear 2

NARA B26094...17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 St Louis 4

NARA B26117...17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 Idlewild Air Show 1

NARA B26015..Aug 48..Idlewild Air Show..34693AC

B-36 Idlewild Air Show 2

NARA B26091..Idlewild Air Show, August 1948..7th BG

B-36 with F-85 St Louis

NARA B26113..17 Oct 48, St, Louis Air Show..USA Photo by Sgt Trehearne

B-36 St Louis 3

NARA B26115...17 Oct 48, St. Louis Air Show..USAF photo by Sgt James Trehearne.

B-36 7th BW Accewptance

NARA 26020..26 June 48, 7th BW first B-36 acceptance ceremony...45234AC

B-36 Fort Worth 1

NARA B26029..May 1948..USAF photo by James Evans..Ft Worth

B-36 Static Test 1

NARA B26030..Static Test Airplane..29 May 48..

B-36 Lowry 2

NARA B26051..7 Hun 49..Lowry

B-36 Nose View

NARA B26112..USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..24 April 49, Carswell

B-36 Formation 1

NARA B26066..14 Feb 49..USAF photo by James Evans..Andrews AFB

B-36 with B-58 5

Nara rg342-b..Wpafb

B-36 Bomb Bay 3

NARA B26088...USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49..bomb bay

B-36 at Carswell 1

NARA RG342-B..Carswell AFB, TX April 49

B-36D Air Brush

NARA B26017..9 Feb 49..Air Brushed Concept of B-36D..35428AC

B-36 Landing Gear 1

NARA B26145..USAF photo by James Evans..Carswell

B-36 Operation Teapot

NARA RG342-B...Operation Teapot at Nevada Test Site..

B-36 Carswell GSE 1

NARA B26024..USAF photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 6 May 49

B-36 Formation 2

NARA B26070..17 Jun 49

B-36 Cleveland Air Races

NARA B26081..1 Sep 49..USAF p[hoto by TSGT J. Trehearne..Cleveland Air Races..36373AC

B-36 Capital

NARA B26062..11 Feb 49..Washington Post Photo

B-36 Bomb Bay 1

NARA B26089...USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49..Bomb Bay

B-36 with F-86

Nara rg342-b..

B-36 Engine Catwalk

NARA B26087..USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49..Engiune Catwalk

B-36s with B-25

NARA B26071..17 Jun 49..Note B-25

B-36D No Sway Struts 3

NARA B26039..12 April 49..Jet pod prototype ... note jet pods

B-36 Bomb Bay 2

NARA B26090...USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49..Bomb bay

B-36 8-Wheel Bogie

Nara 4a41042

B-36 Carswell 1

NARA B26059..3 May 49 Carswell

B-36 Carswell GSE 2

NARA B26024..USAF photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 6 May 49

B-36 Lowry 1

NARA B26050..7 Hune 49..Colordao

B-36 Engine Intake

NARA 26096..24 April 49..USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell

B-36 Rear Quarter

Nara 4a41041

B-36 Tunnel 1

NARA B26085..USAF Photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49..Compartment tunnel

B-36 Goose Bay

NARA B26106..Goose Bay Labrador

B-36 Static Test 2

Nara b43930..

B-36 Carswell 2

NARA B26060..USAF photo by E. W. Weinberger..Carswell, 24 April 49

B-36 Wreck 1

Nara 4a41035

B-36 Wreck 2

Nara 4a41036

B-36 FICON in Bomb Bay

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..YRF-84F FICON, in bomb bay

B-36 Crash in Denver

NARA RG342-B..Near Stapleton Airport, Denver, CO..

B-36 Eglin

NARA B26019..14 Sep 50 Eglin AFB..48942AC

B-36 Kirtland Crash 4

NARA B26105..Kirtland, 18 Oct 51

B-36 Kirtland Crash 2

NARA B26100...6 MaY 51, Kirtland..C-54 and four Bonazas were also damaged

B-36 Kirtland Crash 3

NARA B26103..KIRTLAND, 18 OCT 51 "CRASH" LANDING

B-36D Below

NARA B26154..Carswell, 8 Jun 51

B-36 Lakenheath

NARA B26021..Lakenheath, Suffolk, England ..Operation UK..20 Jan 51

B-36 Kirtland Crash 1

NARA B26099..6 MaY 51, Kirtland..C-54 and four Bonazas were also damaged

B-36 Far East 05

NARA B40555..Far East Deployment, 28 August 1953 Yokota

B-36 Far East 04

NARA B40547..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953 Okinawa

B-36 Far East 09

NARA B40567..Far East Deployment, 27 August 1953

B-36 Far East 13

NARA B40584..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953

B-36 Far East 02

NARA B40543..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953 Okinawa

B-36 Far East 01

NARA B40542..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953

B-36 Far East 10

NARA B40575..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953

B-36 Far East 03

NARA B40546..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953 Okinawa

B-36 Far East 11

NARA B40580..Far East Deployment, 25 August 1953

B-36 Far East 12

NARA B40581..Far East Deployment, 28 August 1953

B-36H Indian Springs

NARA B26018..1 May 53..Indian Springs..158702AC

B-36 Far East 06

NARA B40556..Far East Deployment, 28 August 1953 Yokota

B-36 at Ramey

NARA RG342-B..30 Sep 54 Ramey AFB, PR..

B-36 FICON Controls 2

NARA RG342-B..GRB-36D, 1955, Kirtlan

B-36 Nuke Bomb Bay

NARA RG342-B..UBS in B-36 Bomb Bay, 1955 at Kirtland

B-36 at Philadelphia 2

NARA RG342-B..National Aircraft Show, Philadelphia, PA 6 Sep 55

B-36 FICON Controls 4

NARA RG342-B..GRB-36D, 1955, Kirtland

B-36 FICON Controls 1

NARA RG342-B..GRB-36D panel, 1955, Kirtland

B-36 FICON Controls 3

NARA RG342-B..GRB-36D, 1955, Kirtland

B-36 Nuke Control Panel

NARA RG342-B..Nuke Con trol Panel, Kirtland, 1955

B-36 at Philadelphia 1

NARA RG342-B..National Aircraft Show, PhilaDELPHIA, PA 6 SEP 55

B-36 at Eglin 1

NARA RG342-B...Eglin AFB, FL 13 May 56

B-36s at Portsmouth

NARA RG342-B...2 July 56 Portsmouth AFB, NH at formal opening of base

B-36 at Loring 3

NARA RG342-B...Loring AFB, MN 13 Sep 56..Bomb Competition..Note "School Marm" name on old Norton panel

B-36 at Carswell 2

NARA RG342-B..Carswell AFB, TX, 1956

B-36 FICON 1

NARA RG342-B..23 April 56, Edwards

B-36 FICON 3

NARA RG342-B..GRB-36D 92694 with RF-84K 7258..23 Apr 56, Edwards

B-36 at Walker 2

NARA RG342-B..Walker AFB, NM May 56

B-36 at Loring 2

NARA RG342-B...Loring ABF, MN 13 Sep 56..Bomb Comp

B-36 In Flight

NARA RG342-B..Walker AFB, NM 1956

B-36s at Walker 1

NARA RG342-B..Walker AFB, NM 1956

B-36s at Walker 2

NARA RG342-B..Walker AFB, NM 1956

B-36 FICON in Pit

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..13 Feb 56, Fairchild AFB, WA

B-36 at Eglin 2

NARA RG342-B..Eglin AFB May 1956

B-36 at Eglin 4

NARA RG342-B..Eglin AFB, FL 13 May 56

B-36 at Orlando

NARA RG342-B..GRB-36D ..1956, Oralando AFB, FL

B-36 Turrets

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..1956, Ramey AFB,PR, RB-36

B-36 at Biggs

NARA RG342-B..Biggs AFB, TX May 56

B-36 at Eglin 3

NARA RG342-B..13 May 56, Eglin AFB, FL..Note B-47s overhead

B-36 at Walker 1

NARA RG342-B..May 1956, Walker AFB, NM