Convair (Consolidated) B-36
Convair (Consolidated) B-36

Convair (Consolidated) B-36



Convair (Consolidated) B-36 - a super-heavy bomber of the US Air Force was put into service and began to enter combat units at the end of 1946. In terms of its tactical and technical data, it had no equal at that time, received the definition " superbomber ". The B-36 aircraft could reach anywhere in the world, while having a bomb load of several thousand kilograms. The aircraft was equipped with six Wasp-Major piston engines with a capacity of 3500 hp each. from. In addition to these engines, four more J-47 jet engines with a thrust of 2025 kg each were installed.


Convair (Consolidated) B-36 photo

Convair (Consolidated) B-36 photo


Performance characteristics

Convair (Consolidated) B-36



  • Aircraft Length m 49,7

  • Wingspan, m 70

  • Bomb load with reduced

  • flight range, kg 38 000

  • Bomb load when the distance to the target 16 000 km

  • (to return), kg 4500

  • flight speed, km / h over 700

  • Ceiling, m 13 500

  • Crew 15



Convair (Consolidated) B-36 2 photo

Convair (Consolidated) B-36 photo


The latest model of the B-36 aircraft was off the 14 line in August 1954. 
The cost of the plane-36 - 1 542 000 dollars.


Military aviation