B-36: SAVING THE LAST PEACEMAKER

History of the last Convair B-36 Peacemaker
On CD-ROM

THIRD EDITION
REVISED 2006
RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 2006

ISBN 0-9677593-2-3

ORIGINAL STORY BY
Ed Calvert, Don Pyeatt, Richard Marmo

REVISION BY
Don Pyeatt

 

A pictorial history of the last Convair
B-36 intercontinental nuclear bomber.

 

B-36: Saving the Last Peacemaker Third Edition.
FRONT COVER

 

The National Museum of the United States Air Force has transferred the loan of the Last B-36 to PIMA Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, permitting the final chapter of this story to be told.

Much has happened concerning this aircraft since edition two was released and we have chronicled all those details.  Many new photographs are included as are more first-person accounts of key events throughout the bomber's history.   One new sound clip and eight video clips are included in this latest edition.  We are sure you will appreciate the attention to detail and accuracy in this third edition.

Extensive footnotes are provided to document sources of information used in the book making this an authoritative source of information for B-36 fans, aviation researchers, historians and modelers.

 


REAR COVER

From the foreword
by
Walter J. Boyne

"Leaving aside for a moment the heroic story of the life, near death and redemption of B-36J-III-10-CF 52-2827A, I would like to call attention to the quality of this CD for purely technical reasons.  Anyone wishing to do a similar task would be wise to obtain this CD and study it, for it provides a gripping story line, beautiful photography, and perfect organization."

 

From the rear cover:

Since its retirement from Air Force service, the Last B-36 has been maintained by individual and group supporters of the aircraft who placed it in a memorial park, prepared it for flight once, repainted it at least six times, disassembled it three times, removed and discarded its engines, moved it to four different locations, reassembled it twice, completely restored it to factory appearance specifications and began preparations for repainting the aircraft once again before it left Fort Worth.  The restored forward fuselage participated in numerous airshows and other public events that were staged in its behalf.  Personal donations of time expended on its 1994 restoration exceed 44,000 hours but total hours donated to the aircraft's preservation are inestimable.  Estimated monetary investment in this aircraft, including personal time and expenses, exceeds $5,000,000.00.

The aircraft takes with it to its new caretaker a post-service history that is unparalleled and which hopefully will be preserved.  This book contains a well-documented accounting of that history.

 

 

Actually two books in one, a bonus section includes the following topics:

 

MULTIMEDIA

Here in one place are all the movie clips from the book, plus more of special interest. 

RESTORATION
before and after

The last B-36 fell victim to extensive vandalism inflicted by Vietnam War protesters while on display at Amon Carter Field.  The flight deck was totally destroyed, as was the rest of the aircraft's interior.  Photos of damage to the cockpit reveal the challenges faced by the restoration volunteers and what they ultimately achieved.

HISTORICAL ITEMS

Seldom seen interior details, R-4360 cutaway photos, stories and miscellaneous.

MODELER'S PAGE

Information for modelers and aviation historians is provided by various contributors who support the preservation of the Last B-36.  Extensive photo-documentation provides details not available elsewhere.

BOOKS

A listing of presently-available B-36 books and a movie.

 

 

 

STORY AND PHOTOS

THIRD EDITION FOREWORD

ENDORSEMENTS

UPDATES

MODELERS

MULTIMEDIA

DISK INFORMATION

HOW TO ORDER

 

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For the current status of this aircraft see the website of Pima Air & Space Museum.

 

B-36: SAVING THE LAST PEACEMAKER Third Edition.    Copyright  2006 by  G.D. PYEATT.  All rights reserved.   Made in the United States of America.  No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except for brief quotations used in critical reviews or articles.  For information contact publisher:  ProWeb Fort Worth, (817) 576-3008.  Email: editor@prowebfortworth.com