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Combat Aircraft: B-36 Peacemaker Units of the Cold War By Osprey
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- OSP-CA144 Combat Aircraft: B-36 Peacemaker Units of the Cold War by Osprey Publication.
- The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was the largest bomber ever built. The B-36 was developed as a very long-range heavy bomber, with a range of up to 10,000 miles. The B-36 had a unique and rare appearance as it was powered by 6 pusher prop R-4360 radial engines on the back of the wings. Later models would add jet engine pods under each wing, giving the B-36 the nickname "6 Turning and 4 Burning". The B-36 Peacemaker flew with the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command from 1946 till 1959. The B-36 Peacemaker bomber came in many versions, including reconnaissance versions. The B-36 would have been an affective bomber till about 1952 when it started to become obsolete. The last B-36 Peacemaker flew to the boneyard in 1959, thus ending the career of the biggest bomber ever built. The B-36 has always been a fan favorite with airplane lovers worldwide. Sadly, only 4 B-36's survive in the world today. The B-36 Peacemaker was also nicknamed the "Magnesium Overcast", because much of the structure of the B-36 was made out of magnesium and because it was such a big airplane.