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A favorite Jimmy Stewart movie. Includes photos of B-36s and B-47s.

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A crew of thirteen airmen with their Convair B-36A-10-CF Peacemaker, 44-92013, at Carswell AFB, 1949. (LIFE Magazine via Jet Pilot Overseas)

26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1948: The 7th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas, received the United States Air Force’s first Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation (“Convair”) B-36A, a six-engine, very long range heavy bomber. Its mission was to serve as a nuclear-capable deterrent until the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress came into service five years … Continue reading 26 June 1948 →

32B-47 jet bombers, during flight from MacDill Air Force Base |

32B-47 jet bombers, during flight from MacDill Air Force Base

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US Air Force KC-97 tanker refueling a B-47 bomber in mid-air |

US Air Force KC-97 tanker refueling a B-47 bomber in mid-air

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The sixteenth B-36A, 44-92020, after conversion to the RB-36E reconnaissance configuration. (United States Air Force)

26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1948: The 7th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas, received the United States Air Force’s first Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation (“Convair”) B-36A, a six-engine, very long range heavy bomber. Its mission was to serve as a nuclear-capable deterrent until the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress came into service five years … Continue reading 26 June 1948 →

26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1948: The 7th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas, received the United States Air Force’s first Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation (“Convair”) B-36A, a six-engine, very long range heavy bomber. Its mission was to serve as a nuclear-capable deterrent until the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress came into service five years … Continue reading 26 June 1948 →

B-47

January 2012

20 posts published by jetpilotoverseas during January 2012

Close-up of the many dials which comprise panel of B-47 jet bomber |

Close-up of the many dials which comprise panel of B-47 jet bomber

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