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B-36 Peacemaker at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Making the last B-36 flight ever, the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force flew to Wright Field from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, on April 30, 1959. The serial number of this B-36J is 52-2220. All photos below were taken by the author during September, 2016.

Only four complete Convair B-36 Peacemaker air frames have survived of the 384 that were built. We have had the good fortune of viewing and photographing three of the four in a short period of time, from October 2011 - October 2012.

List of B-36 Survivors

The B-36 survivors are listed below ... click the links for additional information and photographs of the airplane at each facility.

Facility
Location
Model
Serial No.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio
B-36J-1-CF 52-2220
Pima Air and Space Museum Adjacent to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Tucson, Arizona
B-36J-10-CF 52-2827
Strategic Air and Space Museum Ashland, Nebraska B-36J-1-CF 52-2217
Castle Air Museum Atwater, California RB-36H-30-CF
51-13730

 

Photos of the B-36 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Left fuselage view of the B-36J Peacemaker at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio
Cockpit view of the B-36J Peacemaker with the shield of the Strategic Air Command logo
Right front fuselage view of B-36J Peacemaker 52-2220
B-36J Peacemaker in Dayton, Ohio
Right cockpit view of the B-36J Peacemaker
Cockpit view of the B-36J Peacemaker
Left fuselage view of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Left fuselage view of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Convair B-36J Peacemaker, Air Force Serial 52-2220A
Convair B-36J Peacemaker, Air Force Serial 52-2220
B-36 Peacemaker with Mark-17 thermonuclear bomb
B-36 with Mark-17 thermonuclear bomb
Tail section of B-36 Peacemaker 22220
Tail section of B-36 Peacemaker 22220
Landing gear of B-36 Peacemaker 22220
Landing gear of B-36 Peacemaker 22220
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, designed to be deployed from a B-36 as a protective fighter
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, designed to be deployed from a B-36 as a protective fighter
Convair B-36 Peacemaker being transported into the Eugene W. Kettering Cold War Gallery
under construction at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Convair B-36 being transported into the Cold War Wing under construction