20 incredible aircraft of the Strategic Air Command

B-36 Peacemaker

With its 230-foot wingspan, Convair’s B-36 Peacemaker was the largest mass-production piston-engine aircraft ever built. When it was introduced, the joint propeller/jet driven B-36 was America’s only true intercontinental bomber (until the B-52 entered service in 1955), with its ten engines capable of carrying an 87,000-lb. payload a distance of 10,000 miles without in-flight refueling.

Author: Chris Carter

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