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Convair B-36 Peacemaker David Baker

Convair B-36 Peacemaker By David Baker

Convair B-36 Peacemaker by David Baker


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Unofficially named the 'Peacemaker', the Convair B-36 is a legend of the Cold War. With six powerful radial engines and four turbojets paired in pods, the B-36 was America's 'Big Stick' that could subdue would-be aggressors with unrestrained nuclear retribution at a level unmatched by any other aircraft or air force of the time.

Convair B-36 Peacemaker Summary

Convair B-36 Peacemaker: 1949-59 by David Baker

Author David Baker offers an unrivalled insight into Convair B-36, America's 'Big Stick' nuclear-capable intercontinental bomber that held the line against the growing Soviet threat during the opening decade of the Cold War. He lifts the lid on the 'Peacemaker', bringing together several decades of research and investigation into an aircraft that bridges the piston-engine era and the age of the all-jet bomber. With the aid of more than 300 photographs and detailed performance charts, he describes the design, development, structure and systems of the B-36 and its service with the US Air Force's Strategic Air Command at a crucial point in post-war history.

About David Baker

David Baker worked for NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990, and was part of the team at Houston Mission Control throughout the Apollo 13 mission. He has written more than 80 books on aerospace technology.

Table of Contents

Contents INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE: THE ORIGIN OF THE B-36 CHAPTER TWO: DEVELOPING THE B-36 CHAPTER THREE: TYPE EVOLUTION AND PRODUCTION CHAPTER FOUR: VARIANTS AND DERIVATIVES CHAPTER FIVE: ANATOMY OF THE B-36 CHAPTER SIX: SERVICE LIFE CHAPTER SEVEN: FLYING THE B-36 CHAPTER EIGHT: REMINISCENCES APPENDIX

Additional information

NGR9781785211935
9781785211935
1785211935
Convair B-36 Peacemaker: 1949-59 by David Baker
New
Hardback
Haynes Publishing Group
2020-10-05
224
N/A
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