Atlantis 1/184 USAF B-36 Peacemaker Giant Bomber
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1/184 Scale. We have molded this kit in shiny silver and clear, swivel stand molded in clear with spring ring and small globe stand molded in silver. Updated decals. Atlantis has tooled a new swivel ball as this kit originally had it molded into the fuselage. 55 parts. Skill level 2.
The Convair B-36 Bomber, a 385,000 pound example of aeronautical achievement, was the world's largest combat aircraft. Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-52 Stratofortress beginning in 1955.
Four General Electric J-47 turbojet engines paired in 'pods' under the outer wings supplemented six 3,500 hp Pratt & Whitney engines to accomplish over-target speed in excess of 435 mph. Old sliding type bomb-bay doors became obsolete with the installation of the B-36 snap-action doors, which opened or closed in 2 seconds!
Pressurized crew compartments forward and aft of the bomb-bay accommodated fifteen men, including a four-man relief crew. Communication and passage between compartments was via a four wheeled cart, which ran in a 25 inch diameter pressurized tunnel extending the entire 85 ft length of the all metal circular middle fuselage structure.
The bomber was 162 ft long and had a wingspan of 230 ft. She carried a bomb load of 84000 lb.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.