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ID 31107 Views: 253
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
USA - Air Force
Convair B-36 J-65-CF
Dayton - National Museum of the USAF (Wright AFB) (closed) (DWF)
USA - Ohio, September 22, 2011
Corey Betke
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52-2220 (cn 361) 5th engine of the huge B-36.

ID 27255 Views: 416
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
USA - Air Force
Convair B-36 J-65-CF
Dayton - National Museum of the USAF (Wright AFB) (closed) (DWF)
USA - Ohio, March 23, 2011
Nate Conrad
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52-2220 (cn 361) March 23, 2011. Fear that Britain would fall to Nazi Germany prior to the US entering WWII, the development of a truly long-range intercontinental strategic bomber was imperative. Technology of the day couldn't meet the demands set forth by the USAF; the B-36 was as close as anybody could come. On display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, this B-36 last flew 52 years ago on April 3, 1959 to be put on display in the museum. The aircraft is so massive that it could barely be framed from an upper-level observation area!

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