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. According to its tactical and technical data, it had no equal super bomber. Aircraft B-36 could reach anywhere in the world, while having a bomb load of several thousand kilograms. On the plane was installed six piston engines "Wasp-Major" power 3500 l. with. In addition to these engines, four more J-47 jet engines were installed according to 2025 kg.

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