Magnesium Overcast The Story of the Convair B-36

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Title Magnesium Overcast The Story of the Convair B-36
ISBN 9781580070423
Author Jenkins, Dennis R.
Subject Aviation
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Specialty Press
Publisher Year 2002
Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
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.

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