Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The B-36 Peacemaker

The B-36 Peacemaker

The Peacemaker, one of the largest planes ever made, was first suggested in WW2 as a plane that could drop bombs on Erope from mainland USA. It edventually could fly for 15 hours, longer than the other bombers at the time. It was used in the Cold War as a strategic bomber deterrant and a recon plane. The Peacemaker never dropped bombs in anger.
Note: Most versions of the Peacemaker had 6 props and 4 jets, but the earler ones had olny 6 props.

This Peacemaker, is one of the one with jets. Peacemakers flew near, probably over the USSR during the Cold War. They where also a great recon plane.

Key for the image on the right(size comparasion):
  1. WW1 bomber
  2. Inter-War Bomber
  3. B-10
  4. B-17
  5. B-29
  6. B-36

The US Bombers Series:

The B-17 Flying Fortress The B-24 Liberator
The B-25 Mitchell
The B-26 Widomaker
The B-29 Flying Superfortress
The B-36 Peacemaker
The B-47 Stratojet
The B-52 Stratofortress
The B-57 Canberra
The B-58 Hustler
The B-70 Vakeilri
The B-1 Lancer
The B-2 Stealth Bomber
If it is bold it is done at the time of publication!

1 comment:

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