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B-36 Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Nebraska

Exterior view of the Strategic Air Command and Space Museum
Exterior view of the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

Only four Convair B-36 Peacemaker aicraft remain today, one located at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska, near Omaha.

It is a B-36J, with Serial Number 52-2217A, manufactured by the Fort Worth Division of General Dynamics Corporation and delivered to the Strategic Air Command in December of 1953. Also on display is one of two XF-85 Goblins ever built, a "parasite fighter-escort" designed to be carried underneath the B-36.

Ashland is located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80. It features over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space. The facility, often still referred to as the "SAC Museum", first opened in 1959 to commemorate, and preserve, the vintage aircraft and history of the Strategic Air Command (SAC).

Today, it is a nationally known and respected facility. For more information, we highly recommend you visit the website of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

 

Photos of the B-36 at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

Convair B-36J Peacemaker S/N 52-2217A of the United States Air Force
Convair B-36J Peacemaker S/N 52-2217A of the United States Air Force

Right front fuselage of the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Right front fuselage of the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum

Nose view of the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Nose view of the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum

View of the cockpit of the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
View of the cockpit of the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum

Pusher engines on the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Pusher engines on the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum


Closeup view of a pusher engine on the Convair B-36J Peacemaker
Closeup view of a pusher engine on the Convair B-36J Peacemaker

Jet engines on the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Jet engines on the Convair B-36J Peacemaker at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum

Front view of the XF-85 "Goblin", S/N 46-0524, the experimental B-36 "Parasite Fighter-Escort"
Front view of the XF-85 "Goblin", S/N 46-0524, the experimental B-36 "Parasite Fighter-Escort"

Rear view of the XF-85 "Goblin", S/N 46-0524, at the Strategic Air Command Museum in Nebraska
Rear view of the XF-85 "Goblin", S/N 46-0524, at the Strategic Air Command Museum in Nebraska

List of All B-36 Survivors

The four remaining B-36 Peacemaker bombers 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 Command and Aerospace Museum Ashland, Nebraska B-36J-1-CF 52-2217
Castle Air Museum Atwater, California RB-36H-30-CF
51-13730