Convair B-36J Peacemaker

Convair B-36J Peacemaker

Item Number: 9031
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The B-36 Peacekeeper, an intercontinental bomber, was designed during WW II. The airplane made its maiden flight on August 8, 1946 and on June 26, 1948 the Strategic Air Command received its first B-36 for operational use. By August 1954, when production ended, more than 380 B-36s had been built for the USAF.

In 1958-59, the B-36 was replaced by the more modern B-52. During the years it was in service, the airplane was one of America's major deterrents to aggression by a potential enemy. The fact that the B-36 was never used in combat was indicative of its value in "keeping the peace."

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/22. Wingspan 21 inches, Length 15 inches.