In the Fall of 1960 while addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded the podium with his shoe and yelled to Western leaders "We will bury you!". Why did he do this? Some think he was using his shoe to tap the beat of Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel playing in his earphone. Others believe he was only venting his frustration of having his goal of European dominance kept in check during the previous ten years by the U.S. Strategic Air Command and their mighty B-36 Peacemaker bomber.
Welcome to www.B-36.net
The web's portal to all B-36 resources
On this page can be found links to many excellent websites that contain information about the Consolidated Vultee (Convair) B-36 bomber. Included are personal and commercial websites created and maintained by individuals, aviation museums and military and veteran groups. Also included are links to discussion boards, resources for books and memorabilia, model building, and B-36 Flight Simulators. If your favorite search engine can't find what you're looking for, just look here. These links will open in a new browser window leaving this page available for additional reference.
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This page is always under construction.
Last updated: 4 February 2013.
Surviving B-36 locations:
National Museum of the United States Air Force
Castle Air Museum
PIMA Air & Space Museum's acquisition of the Last B-36 built by Convair
Walter Soplata's Junkyard
Military and Veteran Groups:
7th Bombardment Wing B-36 Association (Includes 11th Bombardment Wing)
28th Bombardment Wing
40th Bombardment Wing's XC-99 page
72nd Strategic Reconnaissance/Bombardment Wing
91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
92nd USAAF-USAF Memorial Association
95th Bomb Wing, Biggs AFB, El Paso Texas
436th Bombardment Squadron
492nd Bombardment Squadron
Edwards Air Force Base
Fairchild Air Force Base
Strategic Air Command Monument project at Carswell AFB
B-36 specific websites:
6 Turning and 4 Burning
American postwar aircraft
Aviation Enthusiast Corner
B-36 Peacemaker Museum
B36 Bomber And Her Days in Japanese.
Joe Baugher's Encyclopedia of American Military Aircraft
Save the Last B-36 by Corrie Bergeron
John Henderson's B-36 Page
John Klier's photos of B-36 crash site on Franklin Mountain, El Paso, Texas
Tom Hildreth's B-36 Page
History of Convair in Texas
Brian Lockett's B-36 Website
Donald Maxion's Convair Flight Test Engineer Page
Lt. Col. Ted Morris'(ret) "Flying the Aluminum and Magnesium Overcast"
Nuclear Weapons Specialist's Homepage
Don Pyeatt's B-36 Website
Jonathan Sayer's "RAF Greenham Common" (A Cold War B-36 base in England).
Walt Shiel's B-36 Peacemaker
Booneville Airport Website by Doug Simmons, a former B-36 mechanic.
Larry Westin's Consolidated/Convair photo page
B-36 Discussion Forum
MEET B-36 VETERANS HERE
Books and Multimedia:
B-36 History one-hour NTSC DVD video disk. Much Convair color footage.
Historical Nuclear Weapons Test Films from DOE
Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart from Amazon.com
B-36 Photo Scrapbook by Dennis R. Jenkins, Mike Moore and Don Pyeatt from Amazon.com
B-36: Saving the Last Peacemaker Third Edition by Don Pyeatt from
ProWeb Fort Worth. Now Available.
Cold War Peacemaker by Dennis Jenkins and Don Pyeatt from Amazon.com
Convair B-36 by Meyers Jacobsen and Scott Deaver from Amazon.com
Convair B-36 "PEACEMAKER" by Dennis Jenkins from Amazon.com
Convair B-36 Photo Chronicle by Meyers Jacobsen from Amazon.com
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON by Brian Lockett
Magnesium Overcast by Dennis R. Jenkins from Amazon.com
Pictures from Baikonur by William B. Trescott from Amazon.com
Flying with Walter J. Boyne (Not a B-36 website but Walter Boyne is a great supporter and fan of the B-36.)
Models and Modeling:
James Anderson's 1/12 scale RC B-36 "City of Ft. Worth".
Tim Davie's giant RC models website. (Movies of flying B-36 models).
Ken Duffey's GRB-36D FICON conversion.
Evergreen RC Modeler's Association. A flying 200" Radio Controlled NB-36H.
New Zealand's first RC B-36.
Roger Layton and his magnificent B-36.
Brian Lockett's review of the Hobbycraft FICON GRB-36D/RF-84K model kit.
Revell-Monogram, home of the giant 1:72 scale plastic B-36 kit.
HpH Ltd. An enormous 1/48 scale B-36. A bit pricey at around $3900.00 USD, but BEAUTIFUL!
Richard Marmo's review of three new B-36 kits in 1:144 scale by Hobbycraft Canada.
Helmut Scherer's scratchbuilt XC-99. A 1/48 scale vacuformed XC-99. AWESOME!!
Tulsa Glue Dobbers movie of a Radio Controlled B-36 in flight. (Approx. 800Kb)
XB-36 First Flight by Convair artist signed by Beryl Erickson
Six Turning and Four Burning by Mike Machat from Air Art Northwest.
Raymond Paul Moats, American Illustrator from Artflight.com.
Photo by Lt. Col Frank F. Kleinwechter, Jr. USAF (ret)
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