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Convair B-36 Peacemaker Survivors: A Video

Convair B-36 Peacemaker on display at the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was one of the largest airplanes ever built, and was a key element in maintaining peace during the Cold War with Russia during the 1950s. Originally conceived in 1941 as an intercontinental bomber, it came into production in the late 1940s.

Convair won the contract, and ultimately built a total of 382 B-36 Peacemakers, plus one XC-99 transport and two YB-60 jet bombers.

Only four complete Convair B-36 Peacemaker air frames have survived of those that were built. We have had the good fortune of viewing and photographing all four. Included in this video are original photographs of the Peacemakers.

This video features some easy listening music, so turn up the volume, and enjoy! Like all YouTube videos, you can mute the music, and also play full-screen if you desire.