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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.