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Title:
Magnesium overcast : the story of the Convair B-36
Author:
Jenkins, Dennis R.
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Publication Information:
North Branch, MN : Specialty Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vii, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580070423
Format :
Book

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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, the aircraft would spark more controversy than any weapon system ever built until the ill-fated Star Wars system of the late 1980s. Includes extensive photographic coverage of the devastating 1952 Texas tornado that almost wiped out a good part 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.