Consolidated B-36

A Visual History of the Convair B-36 “Peacemaker”

David Doyle

A fully illustrated reference book featuring period photos and photo of contemporary restorations.
Publication date:
December 2015
Publisher :
The Ampersand Group
Series :
Visual History Series
Illustration :
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ISBN : 9780986112720

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• Excellent reference for modelers and vehicle enthusiasts
• A plastic kit is available

A Visual History of the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker” Conceived during WWII, and first flown on 8 August 1946, seven decades later the Convair B-36 remains the largest bomber in the world. The requirements for the aircraft that became the B-36 were born out of concern about the German advances in Europe. The US Army Air Corps issued a requirement for a very long-range heavy bomber—an aircraft capable of striking targets in Europe from bases in North America. Due to changing needs, the aircraft was not fully developed until after the end of WWII. Despite its original role, the operational B-36 quickly became the mainstay of the cold war U.S. Air Force strategic bomber arm. This title provides extensive photographic coverage of the aircraft in all stages of its development, production and deployment. Variants covered are the XB-36; XC-99; B-36A; B-36B; B-36C; B-36D; RB-36D; RB-36E; B-36F; RB-36F; GRB-36F; B-36H; NB-36H; RB-36H; B-36J and YB-60. Many of the period photos are full color and are supplemented with line drawings and illustrations.


makes for a fascinating study of how, when wartime requirements dictate, technology can move forward so rapidly and an interesting comparison with the same firm's very near contemporary, the Catalina.
The Catalina News

Overall David Doyle's Consolidated B-36 is a fabulous work capturing this important aircraft's development and service. The book is filled with beautiful and clear black and white photographs with a good number of colour shots and illustrations. A must for any student of the Cold War, I highly recommend this stunning glossy from an author whose visual history subjects continue to raise the bar.
Flightpath Magazine

This is a fascinating photo collection and one well worth getting if you have an interest in US built bombers.
Military Model Scene