B36 Peacemaker Pilot's Flight Operating Manual

Product code 9781935327875

Publisher/Brand Periscope

Format a4

No. Pages 491

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory WW2 US » WW2 US Aircraft

Availability Product out of stock and no longer available.

Product description

The largest piston-powered airplane ever mass-produced, the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was also the world's first thermonuclear bomber. The prototype B-36 flew in 1946, and was quickly upgraded as the need for a bomber with a large lifting capacity became paramount. Yet, when it entered active service in 1949, the "aluminum overcast" was already considered obselete. Nevertheless, nearly 400 B-36s were built and flew as strategic deterrents before the B-36 was retired in 1959. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force, this Flight Operating Handbook is an authentic reprint of an original. Classified "Restricted", the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Some color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

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