Haynes launches nuclear bomber

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If you’ve ever wanted to own and maintain a Cold War Convair B-36 Peacemaker, there’s now a new book explaining how.

The latest in the slightly tongue-in-cheek Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual series has turned its attention to America’s Cold Warm big stick, 10 engines nuclear bomber that could rain apocalyptic fire anywhere on Earth.

Author David Baker offers an unrivalled insight into Convair B-36, America’s nuclear-capable intercontinental bomber that held the line against the growing Soviet threat during the opening decade of the Cold War. He lifts the lid on the Peacemaker, bringing together several decades of research and investigation into an aircraft that bridges the piston-engine era and the age of the all-jet bomber.

With the aid of more than 300 photographs and detailed performance charts, he describes the design, development, structure and systems of the B-36 and its service with the US Air Force’s Strategic Air Command at a crucial point in post-war history.

 

  • Haynes
  • ISBN 978-1-7852-1193-5
  • £25
  • Hardback

 


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