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Air Power - The Cold War
Title: Air Power: The Cold War (2000)

Convair B-36B 'Peacemaker'
MiGMan's Combat Diary Have a weekend with nothing to do? Off you go then, on a 2 day flight without landing!
These screenshots were taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 near RAF Mildenhall, UK.
Pilot's notes Dogged by controversy and funding problems during its design phase in the latter years of WW2, as well as performance issues during its 10 years in service, the B-36 remains a true wonder of the aeronautical age.

Powered by 6 28-cyl radials (and later 4 turbojets as well), the B-36 flew high and slow. It was not uncommon to stay aloft for 2 days without refuelling. The last B-36 was retired in 1958 when the type was replaced by the B-52.
  • Length: 162 ft 1 ins
  • Wing span: 230 ft
  • Weight: 250,300 lbs combat weight
  • Power: 6 x P & W R-4360-41 Wasp Majors, 3,500 HP each
  • Max speed: 406 mph
  • Range: 3,065 miles
AFX Designer : Michael Davies
Panel : Phil Perrott
FDE : Michael Davies
Cockpit Convair B-36B 'Peacemaker' Convair B-36B 'Peacemaker'

Gauges - actual size
Recon images Convair B-36B 'Peacemaker' Convair B-36B 'Peacemaker' Convair B-36B 'Peacemaker'