Moving the Consolidated B-36J Peacemaker Photo Reference Gallery, Volume 1 PDF eBook
The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was an enormous bomber built in the early days of the Cold War as a deterrent to a Soviet attack. The largest piston-driven production aircraft, the 384 Peacemakers built were in service from 1948 to 1959.
Richard Marmo’s book is an excellent reference on the dismantling and preservation of B-36J III Serial Number 52-2827. This is the last Peacemaker built and is named “City of Fort Worth” in honor of where the factory was located. This is Volume 1 of a planned multi-volume series. Part 1 primarily involves disassembling and removing both wing jet pods.
Detailers will also like this book as it has many hard-to-find images taken during the dismantling process, such as a good view of the Pratt & Whitney R4360 both installed in the nacelle and by itself. Also covered is the General Electric J-47 jet engines in the wing pods.
Numerous other photos cover some of the exterior parts removal, such as removing the outer wing panels, ailerons, and various bits and pieces that were removed during dismantling. This particular aircraft was originally destined to be reassembled and preserved in Texas. Through a series of events, the aircraft eventually wound up at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. One can walk around the aircraft and appreciate its huge size.
Overall, I found this eBook to be a fascinating work, and I am looking forward to future volumes in this series.