Magnesium Overcast: The Story of the Convair B-36(Specialty Press)

Magnesium Overcast: The Story of the Convair B-36(Specialty Press)

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The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was the ultimate statement of American air power at the beginning of the Cold War. An intriguing mix of proven World War II concepts and 1950s high-tech innovations, the aircraft would spark more controversy than any weapon system ever built until the ill-fated Star Wars system of the late 1980s.
Extensive research at various archives around the country have uncovered new and previously unpublished details about the B-36 and its derivatives. Among these are the first-ever photos of the never-flown second prototype YB-60 all-jet version, details about Convair s flying-boat version of the XC-99 cargo aircraft, and technical information of the stillborn Variable Discharge Turbine B-36C variant.
Includes extensive photographic coverage of the devastating 1952 Texas tornado that severally damaged and grounded a good portion of the B-36 fleet. A detailed serial number list covers each airplane and its final disposition, and a chapter covers the efforts to reclaim and scrap the aircraft as they were taken out of service.

Product Details

  • Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
  • Publication Date: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
  • Binding: Paperback, 230 pages
  • Brand: Brand: Specialty Pr Pub n Wholesalers
  • Features:
    • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 880L x 890W x 70H
    • Weight: 215
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 906L x 898W x 94H
    • Weight: 207
  • List Price: $28.95
  • ISBN: 1580071295
  • ASIN: 1580071295

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