The Convair B-36 was an intercontinental bomber designed during World War II with the range to fly from North America to Europe and back. They served with Strategic Air Command between 1949 and 1959.
The Convair B-36, called the ‘Peacemaker’, was designed during World War II to give the United States a truly intercontinental bomber.
Due to other priorities during the war, the prototype B-36 did not fly until 8 August 1946 and they entered service in 1949.
Until the late 1950s they were the only United States bomber capable delivering heavy atomic weapons to targets in the Soviet Union.
A total of 384 B-36s were manufactured. The first operational version was the B-36B with 62 manufactured. Most were later converted to more advanced versions.
This model represents a B-36B of the 7th BG(H), 8th Air Force, flying from Carswell Air Force Base, Alaska, in 1949.
Monogram 1/72 kit with Warbird decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in April 2012.