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B-36: SAVING THE LAST PEACEMAKER

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

 

Modeling the B-36 is a challenging undertaking even for the most advanced hobbyist.  Precious little detailing information is available and, when found, is of the most generic nature.

Since the time of its manufacture the Last B-36 has sported at least eight distinctly different sets of markings.  Some of the markings were "official" (adhering to factory or Air Force specs), others were applied during its service life by squadron artists.  Other markings, mostly incorrect, were applied during its public display.  Photographs and documents provided in this book will serve to guide modelers in their quest for the perfect replica, and will provide contest judges a detailed reference source.

Several B-36 kits have appeared over the years.  An in-depth article by Richard Marmo describes the virtues and shortcomings of the most popular kits.  Mr. Marmo provided photographs to Revell during their development of the famous 1/72 scale Revell/Monogram kit and now offers a slideshow presentation of his vintage photographs.

Mr. Dennis R. Jenkins, renowned aviation author and historian (Magnesium Overcast, Convair B-36 Peacemaker, B-36 Photo Scrapbook), has provided documents and an article that describes how the factory marked the B-36.  A large format printable TIFF file containing official markings is provided on the disk.

 

 

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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