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2017-11-20

BACKGROUND NOTES

 
 

CONSOLIDATED  B-36  Peacemaker

 
The story which did happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 
  See also : Related pages : BB36H55 Peacekeeper
BB60A10 Peacedealer
 
B36H____Background
B60A____Background
 

INTRODUCTION

The Consolidated B-36 Peacemaker  was a WWII design for a very long range strategic bomber, propelled by six piston engines driving pusher propellers.  Later, this arrangement was supplemented by two pairs of jet engines.  Out of the 385 aircrafts manufactured, 226 served as bombers, 142 as photo-reconnaissance aircrafts, 1 as a transport and 16 were assigned to other purposes.  As it was retired in 1959, a design inspired by the B-36 should not be included in Atlantic Air Combat™.  Then, with no lack of amateurs for old birds, this iconic aircraft is retained to keep fans happy.

B-36 PRODUCTION SUMMARY

-

QTY

A/C

Name

QTY Cv Conv. Conv. Bombers Recon Other

1

XB-36

Peacemaker

1946 - 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Prototype

1

YB-36A

Peacemaker

1947 - 1 (-1)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1)

RB36E

-

-

1

XC-99

-

?.... - 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Prototype

TR

22

B-36A

Peacemaker

1948 1949 22 (-21)

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

(21)

RB36E

1

Training

BB

62

B-36B

Peacemaker

1948 1957 62 (-62)

-

-

-

-

-

(62)

B36D

-

-

-

-

-

BB

26

B-36D

Peacemaker

1950 1957 26 (-10) (10)

GRB36D

-

-

16

-

B-36D

-

-

-

-

-

BB

(64)

B-36D

- from B-36B

1950 1957

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

XP

(10)

GRB36D

- from B-36D

1955 1956

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

 

-

-

-

-

-

BR

24

RB-36D

Peacemaker

1950 1957 24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

24

-

RB-36D

-

-

BR

(7)

RB-36D

- from B-36B

1950 1957

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

BR

(22)

RB-36E

- from B-36A

1950 1957

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

BB

36

B-36F

Peacemaker

1951 1958 36 (-3) (1)

GRB36F

(2)

YB-60

33

-

B-36F

-

-

-

-

-

XP

(1)

GRB36F

- from B-36F

1952 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

BR

24

RB-36F

Peacemaker

1951 1958 24

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

24

-

RB-36F

-

-

(2)

B-36G

- from B-36F

1952 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

BB

83

B-36H

Peacemaker

1953 1958 83 (-1) (1)

NB-36H

-

  82

-

B-36H

-

-

-

-

-

XP

(1)

NB-36H

- from B-36H

1955 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

BR

72

RB-36H

Peacemaker

1953 1958 72

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

72

-

RB-36H

-

-

BB

33

B-36J

Peacemaker

1953 1959 33

-

-

-

-

-

33

-

B-36J

 

-

-

-

-

  385         385 (-98) (12)

-

(2)

-

164

(62)

(T=226)

120 (22)

(T=142)

3

-

SERIALS

Qty T Serials Serial Peacemaker Notes
1 - 42-13570 - XB-36 -
1 - 42-13571 - YB-36 > RB-36E
1 - 44-92004 - B-36A-_1-CF -
2 - 44-92005 44-92006 B-36A-_1-CF > RB-36E
5 - 44-92007 44-92011 B-36A-_5-CF > RB-36E
6 - 44-92012 44-92017 B-36A-10-CF > RB-36E
8 22 44-92018 44-92025 B-36A-15-CF > RB-36E
12 - 44-92026 44-92037 B-36B-_1-CF -
12 - 44-92038 44-92049 B-36B-_5-CF -
15 - 44-92050 44-92064 B-36B-10-CF -
15 - 44-92065 44-92079 B-36B-15-CF -
8 62 44-92080 44-92087 B-36B-20-CF -
4 - 44-92095 44-92098 B-36D-_1-CF [B-36B]
8 - 49-_2647 49-_2654 B-36D-_5-CF -
2 - 49-_2656 49-_2657 B-36D-15-CF -
6 - 49-_2658 49-_2663 B-36D-25-CF -
1 - 49-_2655 - B-36D-35-CF -
5 26 49-_2664 49-_2668 B-36D-35-CF -
7 - 49-_2669 49-_2675 B-36F-_1-CF -
1 - 49-_2676 - B-36F-_1-CF > YB-60
1 - 49-_2677 - B-36F-_1-CF -
6 - 49-_2678 49-_2683 B-36F-_5-CF -
1 - 49-_2684 - B-36F-_5-CF > YB-60
1 - 49-_2685 - B-36F-_5-CF -
10 - 50-_1064 50-_1073 B-36F-10-CF -
9 36 50-_1074 50-_1082 B-36F-15-CF -
9 - 50-_1083 50-_1091 B-36H-_1-CF -
6 - 50-_1092 50-_1097 B-36H-_5-CF -
7 - 51-_5699 51-_5705 B-36H-10-CF -
Qty T Serials Serial Peacemaker Notes
6 - 51-_5706 51-_5711 B-36H-15-CF -
6 - 51-_5712 51-_5717 B-36H-20-CF > NB-36H
6 - 51-_5713 51-_5717 B-36H-20-CF > RB-36E
6 - 51-_5718 51-_5723 B-36H-25-CF -
6 - 51-_5724 51-_5729 B-36H-30-CF > RB-36E
6 - 51-_5730 51-_5735 B-36H-35-CF > RB-36E
7 - 51-_5736 51-_5742 B-36H-40-CF > RB-36E
5 - 52-_1343 52-_1347 B-36H-45-CF > RB-36E
6 - 52-_1348 52-_1353 B-36H-50-CF -
6 - 52-_1354 52-_1359 B-36H-55-CF -
7 83 52-_1360 52-_1366 B-36H-60-CF -
12 - 52-_2210 52-_2221 B-36J-_1-CF -
5 - 52-_2222 52-_2226 B-36J-_5-CF -
7 - 52-_2812 52-_2818 B-36J-_5-CF [B-36B]
9 33 52-_2819 52-_2827 B-36J-10-CF -
1 - 44-92088 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF -
1 - 44-92089 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF -
1 - 44-92090 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF > GRB36D
1 - 44-92091 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF -
1 - 44-92092 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF > GRB36D
1 - 44-92093 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF -
1 - 44-92094 [B-36B] RB-36D-_1-CF > GRB36D
1 - 49-_2686 - RB-36D-_5-CF -
1 - 49-_2687 - RB-36D-10-CF > GRB36D
1 - 49-_2688 49-_2689 RB-36D-10-CF -
1 - 49-_2690 - RB-36D-10-CF -
1 - 49-_2691 - RB-36D-10-CF -
1 - 49-_2692 - RB-36D-10-CF > GRB36D
1 - 49-_2693 - RB-36D-10-CF -
Qty T Serials Serial Peacemaker Notes
1 - 49-_2694 - RB-36D-15-CF > GRB36D
1 - 49-_2695 - RB-36D-15-CF > GRB36D
1 - 49-_2696 - RB-36D-15-CF > GRB36D
1   49-_2697 - RB-36D-15-CF -
1 - 49-_2698 - RB-36D-20-CF -
1   49-_2699 - RB-36D-20-CF -
1   49-_2700 - RB-36D-20-CF -
1 - 49-_2701 - RB-36D-20-CF > GRB36D
1 24 49-_2702 - RB-36D-20-CF > GRB36D
4 - 49-_2703 49-_2706 RB-36F-_1-CF -
1 - 49-_2707 - RB-36F-_1-CF > JRB-36F
4 - 49-_2708 49-_2711 RB-36F-_1-CF -
10 - 49-_2712 49-_2721 RB-36F-_5-CF -
2 - 50-_1098 50-_1099 RB-36F-10-CF -
3 24 50-_1100 50-_1102 RB-36F-15-CF -
3 - 50-_1103 50-_1105 RB-36H-_1-CF -
5 - 50-_1106 50-_1110 RB-36H-_5-CF -
5 - 51-_5743 51-_5747 RB-36H-10-CF -
6 - 51-_5748 51-_5753 RB-36H-15-CF -
3 - 51-_5754 51-_5756 RB-36H-20-CF -
3 - 51-13717 51-13719 RB-36H-20-CF -
6 - 51-13720 51-13725 RB-36H-25-CF -
6 - 51-13726 51-13731 RB-36H-30-CF -
6 - 51-13732 51-13737 RB-36H-35-CF -
4 - 51-13738 51-13741 RB-36H-40-CF -
6 - 52-_1367 52-_1373 RB-36H-45-CF -
7 - 52-_1374 52-_1380 RB-36H-50-CF -
6 - 52-_1381 52-_1386 RB-36H-55-CF -
6 72 52-_1387 52-_1392 RB-36H-60-CF -

BOMB LOADS

The Peacemaker was donned with two bomb bays, each divided in two parts.  For convenience these are named bay #1 to bay #4 from front to back, with the after part of bay #2 and the front part of bay #3 occupied by the wing structure (and incorporated fuel).  Also, a pressurised tunnel on the port side allowed crew to go from the front to the back compartment.

The B-36 was essentially a nuclear bomb carrier, which is not an aspect we fancly a lot in AAC™.  So we paid some attention to what the actual bomb bay layout had been, and its carrying capacity.  With details varying slightly from one source to the other, this lead to the below detailed layouts, containing hints of potential cheats.  Even excluding these, the B-36 was a bomb truck, at least on paper as the Peacemaker  never brought peace anywhere.

To define AAC™ bomb bays, the following process is followed :
1. trying to understand the internal layout of the examined aircraft
2. assembling details regarding limitations (maximum weight, maximum number of bombs, etc.)
3. define AAC™ bomb loads within constraints or not - when trepassing known limits, it's done within reason
4. add weapons and/or weapon types not initially provided for the said aircraft

The purpose is not to match historical details; AAC™ bomb bays rest on historical details but do not necessarily respect them.  Besides the cheated bomb loads outlined below, the BB36H55 will carry a wider range of weapons, including sea mines, anti-shipping torpedoes and possibly a type of depth charge.  However, the 12,000 lb Tarzon  (essentially a radio-guided T-10 Tall Boy with added control surfaces) is an unlikely option.

100 lb - 250 lb Bombs
It doesn't seem the B-36 was scheduled to deliver bombs smaller than the 500 lb AN/M-64.  However, the RB-36s are noted to carry 80 T-86 flash bombs, which are similar in weight and dimensions to the 100 lb AN/M30.

In the absence of details regarding how the 80 T-86 flash bombs were arranged (78 shown in the below illustration), a layout is imagined based on the assumed 500 lb three-columns disposition, and then extrapolated to smaller bombs, first trying to match the quantity of T-86 flash bombs, then to fill the 4 bomb bays with either 100 lb or 250 lb bombs

Real

Flares T-86
80× 100lb 8000lb

AAC™

- -
78× 100lb 7800lb

Real

Bomb M30
  100lb  

AAC™

  Mk057
354× 100lb 35400lb

Real

Bomb M57
  250lb  

AAC™

  Mk057
258× 250lb 64500lb

500 lb Bombs - Baground illustration
If most FD scale sketches are self explanatory, they do not pretend to be historically exact.  Especially not so for the 500 lb bombs as the original layout is unclear (see background illustration).  The sketch used as reference mentions 129 bombs while Joe Baugher mentions 132.  We were unable to solve the equation, and the illustration thus shows ... 134 bombs.  Purists will hopefully forgive and anyone with knowledge is welcome to comment (email).

For Atlantic Air Combat™ ends and purposes, the number is pushed up to 162.
 

Theoretical

Total

6+8+6=

20

bay #1 (fwd)

+

6+8+6=

20

bay #1 (aft)

40

6+8+6=

20

bay #2 (fwd)

+

2+3+2=

7

bay #2 (aft)

27

2+3+2=

7

bay #3 (fwd)

+

6+8+6=

20

bay #3 (aft)

27

6+8+6=

20

bay #4 (fwd)

+

6+8+6=

20

bay #4 (aft)

40

134

Atlantic Air Combat™

Total

8+8+8=

24

bay #1 (fwd)

+

8+8+8=

24

bay #1 (aft)

48

8+8+8=

24

bay #2 (fwd)

+

3+3+3=

9

bay #2 (aft)

33

3+3+3=

9

bay #3 (fwd)

+

8+8+8=

24

bay #3 (aft)

33

8+8+8=

24

bay #4 (fwd)

+

8+8+8=

24

bay #4 (aft)

48

162

Real

Bombs AN/M-64
132× 500lb 66000lb

AAC™

  Mk064
162× 500lb 80000lb

750 lb Bombs
It is not known whether the B-36 was ever scheduled to carry M117 bombs (probably because the bomb type was created later).

Real

Bombs M117
     

AAC™

  Mk117
80× 750lb 60000lb

1000 lb Bombs & Sea Mines - Baground illustration
In this setup, the columns in bay#1 and #4 are short of one or two bombs, which accounts for a total of 72.  With the B-36 allegdly capable to lift up to 86,000 lb the number is thus pushed up somewhat.

No references to the carrying of sea mines were found.  With the Mk36 having approximately the same dimensions as the AN/M-64, it is assumed a similar layout would have been possible.

Real

Bombs AN/M-65
72× 1000lb 72000lb

AAC™

  Mk065
80× 1000lb 80000lb

Real

Mines Mk36
     

AAC™

  SM361
72× 1130lb 81360lb

2000 lb  Bombs & Sea Mines - Baground illustration
The approach is similar to the 1,000 bombs : it is understood some columns where short of a bomb, and this space is fictionally filled up for AAC™ purposes.  Then again, in the absence of references to the the carrying of sea mines, and with the Mk39 being of dimensions similar to the AN/M-66, a similar setup is adopted

Real

Bombs AN/M-66
28× 2000lb 56000lb

AAC™

  Mk066
32× 2000lb 64000lb

Real

Mines Mk39
  2000lb  

AAC™

  SM390
32× 2000lb 64000lb

3000 lb Bombs
It is not known whether the B-36 was ever scheduled to carry M118 bombs (probably because the bomb type was created later).

Real

Bombs M118
  3000lb  

AAC™

  Mk118
28× 3000lb 84000lb

4000 lb/4750 lb Bombs  &  4000 lb Betty  Depth Charges - Baground illustration
The M56 demolition bomb is often referred to as a "4,000 lb" bomb, while some source mention an actual weight of 4,750 lbs (with 3721 lb of explosive filling), and this highter mass is retained for AAC™ purposes.

The Mk90 Betty  was a 1250 lb depth charge armed with a 2kt nuclear warhead.  In Atlantic Air Combat™, the shell is used to imagine a 4,000 lb conventional depth charge carrying 2,860 lb of explosive which may also be used as a conventional bomb.

Real

Bombs AN/M-56
12× 4000lb 48000lb

AAC™

  Mk056
12× 4750lb 57000lb

Real

Deth Ch. Mk90
  1250lb  

AAC™

  DC090
12× 4000lb 48000lb

12000 lb Bomb - Pumpkin
As mentioned, the B-36 was essentially a nuclear bomb carrier, and it is assumed it was designed around the Mk4, a bomb similar to the Mk3 dropped on Nagasaki, or around the similarly sized Mk5 or Mk6.  Then, the shell of the Mk3 was also used with a 6300 lb conventional filling to create a demolition weapon, the Pumpkin bomb. quite a few (43?) of which were dropped on Japanese factories during the second world war.  In AAC™ this bomb is known as the 13T13.

In Atlantic Air Combat™ the number of any of these items is increased to six.

Mk3 Mk4
Mk5 Mk6

Real

Bombs Mk4
10850lb 43400lb

AAC™

  13T13
11780lb 70680lb

12000 lb Bomb - Tall Boy
The British design had been adopted by the USAF under the T-10 designation, and the B-36 was seemingly designed to carry two pairs of them

Real

Bombs T10
12000lb 48000lb

AAC™

  12T10
12000lb 72000lb

22000 lb Bomb - Grand Slam
Another WWII British design adopted by the USAF under the T-14 designation.  Three of them could apparently be carried.

Real

Bombs T14
22000lb 66000lb

AAC™

  22T14
22000lb 88000lb

44000 lb Bomb - Cloud Maker
Based on the same design as the T10 and T14, a yet larger earth quake  bomb, the T-12, was made in the US and a pair of these were lifted by a B-36B in January 1949 for testing purposes.  These were dummies but had the same mass and were dropped from 35,000 ft and 40,000 ft respectively.

Real

Bombs T12
43600lb 87200lb

AAC™

  12T10
436000 87200lb

2000 lb Anti-Shipping Torpedoes
Whether of the anti-shipping or the anti-submarine type, the Peacemaker  was naturally never scheduled to carry torpedoes.  With enough ASW platforms in the game, there is no need to add ASW weapons to the BB36H55 and the potential carrying of DC090 depth charge is already enough a departure from reality.  Then, in Atlantic Air Combat, anti-shipping torpedoes are scheduled for two purposes :
attack large shipping convoys, a rehearsal of WWII events
special purpose, the details of which are hidden from the public at this time

With the BB36H55 able to fly slow enough to consider the dropping of these, the temptation is irresistible to try and manoeuvre such a large aircraft to deliver these, either in the open seas or ... in other circumstances.

Real

torpedo Mk13
    n/a

AAC™

torpedo ASS13
20× 2000lb 40000lb

Liferafts - 10 or 15 persons
Either in the real world or in Atlantic Air Combat™, any aircraft with a bomb/weapons bay is able to carry liferafts and AAC's Peacekeeper  will be no exception, even more so as the sheer size of the bomb bay allows the carrying of quite of few of these.  Both the LR-10 (10 persons) and the LR-15 (15 persons) are examined but only one type will be retained for game purposes.  With a life saving capacity of 1620 persons for the LR-10 against 1530 persons for the LR-15, the former should be favoured.

Real

  ##
     

AAC™

  LR-10
162× 100lb 16200lb

Real

  ##
     

AAC™

  LR-15
102× 150lb 15300lb

PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE VARIANT(s)
Many airframes were configured for photo-reconnaissance.  The RB-36E, RB-36D, and RB-36F varied in internal layout, but to keep things simple and referring to the RB-36D, the setup may be described as follows :

Bay #1 pressurized manned compartment with 14 cameras. Bay #3 a 3,000 US gallons droppable fuel tank
Bay #2 80 × T86 photo flash bombs (78 illustrated here) Bay #4 ECM equipment (no application in AAC™)

Then, with enough photo-reconnaissance aircrafts already scheduled in AAC@ this might not have any application in the game.  If it were, it probably would be without the flares.

Real

Flares T-86
80× 100lb 8000lb

AAC™

- -
78× 100lb 7800lb

LIGHTENED AIRFRAMES
Besides many airframes configured for photo-reconnaissance, some of the original B-36H and B-36J were lightened by the removal equipment, including all defensive armament short of the tail guns, presumably to boost performances.  As  AAC™ entertains its own fantasies, the BB36H55 Peacekeeper  might have a bit of both (full defensive weapons and enhance performances...)

B-36G - THE JET VARIANT
There was a jet derivative of the B-36 design, the B-36G (re-christened YB-60), and so shall the BB36H55 AAC™ design in the form of the BB60A10.  Peformances will naturally be different but most of what is imagined here for the BB36H55 will apply to this jet propelled iteration.

SPECIFICATIONS

Herebelow is a summary of the data collected - in blue what's reasonably sourced.

Weights
Weights details are only assembled to prepare the AAC™ values.  These will never match reality, but there must be a starting point somewhere.

It is understood that the B-36 carried 9200 rounds of ammunition for its defence.  The table only shows 8800 due to the fact that AAC doesn't provide for spares...  The B-36 guns allegedly had so much ammo available (here mainly 600 rpg, so 1200 per turret), and the information is just carried on.  Players not happy with the "limit" would just have to click the "unlimited ammunitions" button...

It seems the B-36 would never carry a maximum fuel load and a maximum warload.  As a general rule In AAC, and thus also applying to the BB36H55, the matter is dealt with along one or more of the the following guidlines :

AAC aircraft empty weight is cheated to meet the desired weight
AAC aircraft fuel load is adapted to meet weight constraint, which may lead to the following situations :
players invited to take limited amount of fuel into consideration when choosing an aircraft to peform a given mission
players forced to undergo in-flight refueling (for aircraft so capable) to meet mission objective or to consider refueling stop(s)
players are always free to activate the "unlimited fuel" option, either by adapting the default game settings or by adapting them to theirliking at any time in flight

B-36 SPECIFICATIONS

     

B-36A

B-36B

B-36C

B-36D

-

B-36F

B-36H

B-36J

           

RB-36D

RB-36E

RB-36F

RB-36H

 
     

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

Dimensions 2 2 2 2 3 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7
Length   - 162'10" 162'10" 162'10" 162'10" 162'10" 162'10" 162'10" 162'10"
Span   - 230'00" 230'00" 230'00" 230'00" 230'00" 230'00" 230'00" 230'00"
Height   - 46'08" 46'08" 46'08" 46'08" 46'08" 46'08" 46'08" 46'08"
Body Ø W×H - 12'06" 12'06" 12'06" 12'06" 12'06" 12'06" 12'06" 12'06"
Wheel Ø   - 4'08" 4'08" 4'08" 4'08" 4'08" 4'08" 4'08" 4'08"
ENGINES     B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Engine-1:ID Piston - 6 R4360.25 6 R4360.41 6 R4360.51 6 R4360.41 6 R4360.41 6 R4360.53 6 R4360.53 6 R4360.53
Engine-1:Prop Diam - 19'00" 19'00" 19'00" 19'00" 19'00" 19'00" 19'00" 19'00"
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military hp - 3000.hp - 3250.hp - .hp - 3250.hp - 3250.hp - 3400.hp - 3400.hp - 3400.hp
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra hp - 3250.hp - 3500.hp - 4300.hp - 3500.hp - 3500.hp - 3800.hp - 3800.hp - 3800.hp
Engine-2:ID Jet - - - - - - - 4 J47GE19 4 J47GE19 4 J47GE19 4 J47GE19 4 J47GE19
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military lbf - - - - - - 4 5200.lbf 4 5200.lbf 4 5200.lbf 4 5200.lbf 4 5200.lbf
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra lbf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
AVIONICS     B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Avionics: Radar ID APG-23 APS-23 APS-23 APS-23 APS-23 APS-23 APS-23 APS-23
Avionics: Warn ID // APG-03 APG-32 APG-32 APG-03 APG-32 APG-41 APG-41
CREW     B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Crew   - 7 - 15 - 15 - 15 - 22 - 15 - 15 - 13 -
Egress.mode Pilot - 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out
Egress.mode Co-Pilot - 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out
Egress.mode Navigator - 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out
Egress.mode Engineer - 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out
Egress.mode Radar - 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out 1 Bail Out
Egress.mode Radios - 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out 2 Bail Out
Egress.mode Gunners Fwd - - 3 Bail Out 3 Bail Out 3 Bail Out 3 Bail Out 3 Bail Out 3 Bail Out 3 Bail Out
Egress.mode Gunners Aft - - 5 Bail Out 5 Bail Out 5 Bail Out 5 Bail Out 5 Bail Out 5 Bail Out 3 Bail Out
Egress.mode Photo - - - - - - - - - 7 Bail Out - - - - - -
Weapons Internal   B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Recce.Pack Inbuilt - - // - // - // - // 14 Cameras - // - // - //
Gun/T: Nose     - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Top Fwd Port - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Top Fwd Stb - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Top Aft Port - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Top Aft Stb - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Btm Aft Port - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Btm Aft Stb - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 - //
Gun/T: Tail     - - // 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1 2 M24A1
Fuel Internal   B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Fuel:Internal Std - 21116.US 24926.US - 24926.US 27926.US 30630.US 33626.US 36396.US
Fuel:Internal Std - 17582.gal 20755.gal -.gal 20755.gal 23253.gal 25505.gal 28000.gal 30306.gal
Weights & Loads   B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Weight: Empty - 135020.lb 140640.lb .lb 161370.lb 140640.lb 167647.lb 168487.lb 171035.lb
Crew: 200 lb/@ Q 7 1400.lb 15 3000.lb - .lb 15 3000.lb 22 4400.lb 15 3000.lb 15 3000.lb 13 2600.lb
Fuel:Int.Gas gal×7.20 Q - 126590.lb - 149436.lb - .lb - 149436.lb - 167422.lb - 183636.lb - 201600.lb - 218203.lb
Gun/T:Nose rpg rpg Q - // 400 560.lb - {          } 400 560.lb 400 560.lb 400 560.lb 400 560.lb - //
Gun/T:DFwd Port rpg Q - // 600 840.lb - {          } 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb - //
Gun/T:DFwd Stb rpg Q - // 600 840.lb - {          } 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb - //
Gun/T:DAft Port rpg Q - // 600 840.lb - {          } 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb - //
Gun/T:DAft Stb rpg Q - // 600 840.lb - {          } 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb - //
Gun/T:VAft Port rpg Q - // 600 840.lb - {          } 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb - //
Gun/T:VAFt Stb rpg Q - // 600 840.lb - {          } 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb 600 840.lb - //
Gun/T:Tail rpg rpg Q - // 400 560.lb - {6160.lb} 400 560.lb 400 560.lb 400 560.lb 400 560.lb 400 560.lb
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 263010.lb 299236.lb .lb 319966.lb 318622.lb 360443.lb 379247.lb 392398.lb
Payloads Internal   B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Bombs: T-86A 100 lb Q - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb 80 8000.lb - .lb - .lb - .lb
Bombs: Mk064 500 lb Q - .lb 132 66000.lb - .lb 132 66000.lb - .lb 132 66000.lb 132 66000.lb 132 66000.lb
Bombs: Mk117 750 lb Q - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb
Bombs: Mk065 1000 lb Q 72 72000.lb 72 72000.lb - .lb 72 72000.lb - .lb 72 72000.lb 72 72000.lb 72 72000.lb
Bombs: Mk066 2000 lb Q - .lb 28 56000.lb - .lb 28 56000.lb - .lb 28 56000.lb 28 56000.lb 28 56000.lb
Bombs: Mk118 3000 lb Q - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb
Bombs: Mk056 4000 lb Q - .lb 12 48000.lb - .lb 12 48000.lb - .lb 12 48000.lb 12 48000.lb 12 48000.lb
Bombs: VB-13 12000 lb Q - .lb 2= 24000.lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb - .lb
Bombs: 13T13 11780 lb Q - .lb 4= 48000.lb - .lb 4= 47120.lb - .lb 4= 47120.lb 4= 47120.lb 4= 47120.lb
Bombs: 12T10 12000 lb Q - .lb 4= 48000.lb - .lb 4= 48000.lb - .lb 4= 48000.lb 4= 48000.lb 4= 48000.lb
Bombs: 22T14 22000 lb Q - .lb 3= 66000.lb - .lb 3= 66000.lb - .lb 3= 66000.lb 3= 66000.lb 3= 66000.lb
Bombs: 44T12 43600 lb Q - .lb 2= 87200.lb - .lb 2= 87200.lb - .lb 2= 87200.lb 2= 87200.lb 2= 87200.lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal - 72000.lb 87200.lb .lb 87200.lb 8000.lb 87200.lb 87200.lb 87200.lb
Payloads External   B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Sub-Total-3 External - // // // // // // // //
Weights Sums   B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 263010.lb 299236.lb .lb 319966.lb 318622.lb 360443.lb 379247.lb 392398.lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal - 72000.lb 87200.lb .lb 87200.lb 8000.lb 87200.lb 87200.lb 87200.lb
Sub-Total-2 Allowance - 47990.lb 28764.lb .lb 50034.lb 9378.lb 9557.lb 9247.lb 17602.lb
Sub-Total-3 External - // // // // // // // //
Total External - 335010.lb 386436.lb .lb 407166.lb 326622.lb 447643.lb 466447.lb 479598.lb
MTOW External - 311000.lb 328000.lb .lb 370000.lb 328000.lb 370000.lb 370000.lb 410000.lb
Data     B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
Rotation F35×1.1 knot 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn
Takeoff F35×1.2 knot 130.kn 130.kn 130.kn 130.kn 130.kn 130.kn 130.kn 130.kn
Max   knot 300.kn 331.kn 356.kn 381.kn 331.kn 362.kn 381.kn 356.kn
Cruise   knot 189.kn 263.kn 250.kn 195.kn 263.kn 204.kn 203.kn 340.kn
Approach F35×1.4 knot 150.kn 150.kn 150.kn 150.kn 150.kn 150.kn 150.kn 150.kn
Stall F00 knot 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn 125.kn
Stall F15 knot 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn 120.kn
Land F35 knot 115.kn 115.kn 115.kn 115.kn 115.kn 115.kn 115.kn 115.kn
Stall F35 knot 98.kn 110.kn 110.kn 110.kn 110.kn 107.kn 110.kn 110.kn
Climb.rate ft/min - 1447.ft/min 1510.ft/min .ft/min 2210.ft/min 1510.ft/min 2060.ft/min 2060.ft/min 1920.ft/min
Ceiling   ft 39100.ft 42500.ft 45000.ft 45200.ft .ft 44000.ft 47000.ft 50000.ft
TakeOff.Run   ft 6000.ft 6000.ft 6000.ft 4400.ft 6000.ft 4400.ft 4400.ft 4400.ft
LandingRun Brakes ft 3500.ft 3500.ft 3500.ft 3500.ft 3500.ft 3500.ft 3500.ft 3500.ft
LandingRun Reverse ft // // // // // // // //
LandingRun Chute ft // // // // // // // //
Range:Ferry / nmi 7940.nmi 8340.nmi .nmi 9600.nmi 9340.nmi 8076.nmi 6490.nmi 7080.nmi
Range:warload 10000.lb nmi 6740.nmi 6950.nmi 10000.nmi 8000.nmi 7785.nmi 6730.nmi 5410.nmi 5900.nmi
Range:warload 72000.lb nmi 2740.nmi 2820.nmi .nmi 3250.nmi - 2730.nmi 2200.nmi 2400.nmi
ID     B-36A B-36B B-36C B-36D RB-36E B-36F B-36H B-36J
NAME     Peacemaker Peacemaker Peacemaker Peacemaker Peacemaker Peacemaker Peacemaker Peacemaker
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