Aircraft Photo of 51-13730 | Convair RB-36H Peacemaker | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:51-13730
Military Code:S
Aircraft Original Type:Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aircraft Version:Convair RB-36H Peacemaker
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):275
Location
City / Airport:Atwater - CastleMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMER   IATA: MER   Local: MER   Other: -
Collection:Castle Air Museum
 
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID: 287
Photographer's Remark

The enormous B-36 was originally designed to bomb Nazi Germany from Newfoundland if necessary. Four auxiliary jet engines were added to the production aircraft which, though still slow, fulfilled an important role until the advent of the B-52.

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