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Tango0105 Mar 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

Beautifull plane.


Hope you enjoy!.


Mikhail Lerementov Inactive Member05 Mar 2012 11:51 a.m. PST

Is there a link?

Tango0105 Mar 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

Oh!. Yes… I forgot it.


Sorry for that.


Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2012 12:16 p.m. PST

Nice and roomy inside (at least compared to the B-17 and B-24 I once toured).


Who asked this joker05 Mar 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

Nice and roomy inside (at least compared to the B-17 and B-24 I once toured).

Indeed! Even worse in a B-25. If you were a bombardier, you had to crawl under the pilots seat on your belly to get to the front and back. If the plane took a hit, you probably were not getting out.

The B-36 is a HUGE improvement over that!

BW195905 Mar 2012 1:21 p.m. PST


We have a nice one in Dayton at the AF Museum

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Mar 2012 1:45 p.m. PST

There is a fascinating (to me anyway) website somewhere – sorry cannot remember – that details the loss and mishap records of these aircraft. One was even accidentally rammed and destroyed by a hot-dogging P-51.

Mardaddy05 Mar 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

Back around 1980 or so I had an old Monogram 1/72 kit of this mamma-jamma. Even at that scale it was a monster!

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2012 5:22 p.m. PST

My dad was flight engineer on one, so I had a lot of fun crawling around them. The best was the little trolly/tunnel to get from the front to the back of the plane. The B36 is so big my first impression of a B52 was that it was so small.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2012 11:09 p.m. PST

I'm going to guess that most everyone here has seen the 1955 film 'Strategic Air Command', which showcased a B-36 Peacemaker in action. The movie was filmed right here in Fort Worth, at Carswell AFB, when it was a 24/7 SAC base. The sound of one going overhead is unforgettable!

Also of note is an incident when a tornado ripped through a parked flight line of B-36s at Carswell. More details can be found at the following link:


President Theodore Roosevelt would've undoubtedly been impressed with this "big stick"!

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Mar 2012 10:04 a.m. PST


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