Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Country USA
Type Strategic bomber
Produced 1946–1954
Built 384

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 was the largest mass-produced piston engine aircraft ever made. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built, at 230 ft (70.1 m). The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal 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 the world’s first manned bomber capable of intercontinental flight without refuelling.

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Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Photographer Vladimir Yakubov
Localisation National Museum of the USAF
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