Limited Edition of 1000: $125
S/N by the Artist & One Pilot
Image Size: 27" x 13.5"
Paper Size: 23.25" x 21"
Plane Type: Convair B-36 Peacemaker
A giant by almost every measurement, the B-36 was a
unique aircraft for its time. With a design laid out in the
midst of the war years, the B-36 was an engineering and
manufacturing marvel when compared to the typical WWII
bomber. At 163 feet the B-36 fuselage was as long as a B-29
and B-17 placed nose to tail and the 230 foot wing span
was more than twice that of the B-24. The tip of the rudder
was 46 feet 10 inches off the ground, almost the length of
the B-25. With six P&W R4360 piston engines and four GE
J-47 jet engines, the mammoth bomber could fly at more
than 43,000 feet with a top speed of 418 mph. With fuel
weapons and a crew of 16 men, the maximum weight of
the bomber reached 410,000 pounds. Typical of the rapid
pace of technological developments of the time the B-36 Peacemaker had a relatively short operational life, with the last model being retired in early 1959. Of
the 325 B-36s that were built only four examples exist today.
Personally Autographed by Retired Convair Test Pilot Beryl Erickson.
SIX TURNING, FOUR BURNING by MIKE MACHAT (Convair:B-36: Beryl Erickson:)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts
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