Thursday, June 13, 2013


The B-36 “Peacemaker” bomber was an enormous post-WWII strategic bomber – the first designed to carry nuclear weapons.  The design of the B-36 eventually evolved into a configuration with 6 huge radial piston engines and 4 jet engines – 10 engines in all. 

The flight engineer's station on B-36 was an awesomely complex collection of switches, dials, indicators, and controls.  Here's a terrific virtual tour of that flight engineer's station, that lets you look all around.

Via reader Simi L...

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