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Pima B-36 propeller detail


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Is this a/c a static display that was moved from Amon Carter Field between Ft. Worth and Dallas?
John GertyPhoto Uploader

No, this B-36 is at the Pima Air Museum at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tuscon, Arizona
JW Wilson
I think that is the same airplane. It was the named "City of Fort Worth" when displayed at Carswell AFB after it left Amon Carter, and was then trucked out West. I think... I am sure GOogle would have the answer.
John GertyPhoto Uploader
Sorry, I never considered trucking a B-36 halfway across the country. Figured that these things pretty much stayed where there last landed.
Gerrit K Spieker
This is the same A/C that was at Amon carter then Carswell AFB then trucked to PIMA when we couldn;t rasie the fnds for a building..
Gerrit K Spieker
This is the same airfcraft form Amon Carter and Carswell. trucked to Pima when effrts to fund a building failed here.
I worked at Amon Carter when they got it's engines runnning
Gerrit K Spieker
This is the same aircraft that was at Amon Carter and Carswell. They trcked it to Pima when effort to fund a building here failed.
I worked at GSW when they got the engines running..
Dwight Hartje
Very nice engine shot! Seen in Daily Newsletter!
I've been in the bomb bay of one of these before.
Chester Edwards
Great pic. Interesting wrinkles in the skin probably from the lifting and transport I guess.

Also can someone correct me if I'm wrong but it appears as though ...either the prop blades are in reverse thrust or they have the wrong blade type installed? Just sayin' is all.
It's a pusher. The picture is of the trailing edge of the wing, not the leading edge. The engines turn to the right like all normal American engines.
Richard Ashley
Pima Air Museum in Tucson?
Jim Carter
I remember, as a kid, feeling the ground shake when one of these flew over. I would run outside and watch it until it was out of site. Lived out in south-eastern New Mexico.
Very nice photo!
Jim Newton
Remember the old saying, "Six Turning and Four Burning"
Jim Newton
Unfortunately, I don't think one airworthy example still exists. I wish I was wrong. Very distinctive and awesome sound those six turning had!!
Karter Hickling
Saw this at Pima myself, sad to see it just sitting there...
Love this photo, great perspective!
Greg Byington
A very nice photo, John! Thanks! I can provide some further background info: the B-36J was built by Convair and known as the Peacemaker. This one is named the "City of Fort Worth." It was delivered to the USAF in 1954, but by 1959 it was transferred to the USAF Museum in Fort Worth, TX and put on static display. In 1992, it was moved to a Lockheed-Martin facility in Fort Worth for restoration, then loan transferred to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, AZ in 2005. (Serial Number: 52-2827) Its current markings are of the 95th Bomb Wing, Biggs AFB, El Paso, Texas. "The B-36 is the largest and the last piston engine powered bomber produced by the United States." (Quote from the "The Pima Air & Space Museum" collection book, copyright 2008, The Arizona Aerospace Foundation.) I also have some pictures of this B-36 posted on FlightAware. Thanks again! -Greg


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