Multimedia Contained In

B-36: SAVING THE LAST PEACEMAKER

THIRD EDITION
REVISED 2006
ISBN 0-9677593-2-3

 

 

Here are all the audio and video clips included in the book.

 

AUDIO FILES:

 

TAKE OFF FROM CARSWELL AFB

 

BOMBING RUN AT EGLIN AFB

From Chapter One, excerpt of 1954 speech by Fort Worth Mayor ProTempore Mansfield Millard McKnight extolling the effects of the B-36 program at Convair on Fort Worth's economy.  Also heard in this audio is a flyover of a six-ship formation of B-36s.

MANSFIELD McKNIGHT

 


 

VIDEO FILES

 

8mm home movie of 22827 on display during a family outing to Peacemaker Park.  Movie made by Frank Morris Purselly, donated to B-36 Peacemaker Museum by Mr. Purselly's family. Conversion from film to digital by Don Pyeatt.  Used with permission of B-36 Peacemaker Museum.
8mm home movie of
 22827 on display during a family
outing to Peacemaker Park.

Movie made by Frank Morris Purselly, donated to B-36 Peacemaker Museum by Mr. Purselly's family.
Used with permission of
B-36 Peacemaker Museum.

 

 

Move B-36 from hangar.  Video and editing by Don Pyeatt
11 March 2003.

Vacating Lockheed's hangars to make room for JSF project.
Video by Don Pyeatt

 

17 April 2002.  Move of forward fuselage to Fort Worth Convention Center.  Video by Don Pyeatt.
17 April 2002.

Moving the forward fuselage to Fort Worth's Convention Center.
Video by Don Pyeatt

Wing of Last B-36 crosses Fort Worth City Limits bound for Arizona.  Video copyright 2005 by Don Pyeatt.
Main wing section
leaving Fort Worth
Video by Don Pyeatt

 

 

B-36 air dropping an MK-17 bomb.  US Air Force film.
B-36 air dropping
an MK-17 bomb.
US Air Force
propaganda film.

 

 

Destructive structural test of YB-36A.  From US Air Force photos.
Destructive structural
test of YB-36A.
From US Air Force photos.

 

 

 

XF-85 GOBLIN flight test.  US Air Force film.
XF-85 GOBLIN
flight test.
US Air Force film.

 

The XF-85 was designed to be carried in a bomb bay of a B-36.

 


"Buzz Job"
via Frank F. Kleinwechter

The last video clip "Buzz Job" is included because it is one of the author's favorites.  It runs less than 15 seconds but is repeated in slow motion.  This clip was captured from the original (and very dirty) 8mm film by projecting it on a screen, recording it with a consumer-grade VHS camcorder, copying the original tape to yet another VHS tape and then converting that copy to digital format.  Even though the quality is very poor, it is a captivating scene.

The event was originally filmed by the Aircraft Commander's wife in October, 1954, after the B-36 had made a very low, and unauthorized, full power buzz of Carswell's main runway.  That part of the story is told on the 7th Bomb Wing B-36 Association's website.  Click HERE to read it.

If the original film is ever located, it will be posted on this website.

 

 

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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