Monster Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Monster Convair B-36 Peacemaker

In the early years of the Cold War, one strategic bomber, the Convair B-36 Peacemaker was at the forefront of the USAF’s efforts to blunt Soviet aggression.

Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-47 and B-52 bombers in the mid 1950s.

One of the most impressive RC versions of this 6-engined behemoth is Carl Bachhuber’s scratch built 19 foot monster scale bomber. Carl’s B-36 is built to 1/12-scale and has an amazing 230 inch wingspan. It weighs in at approximately 98 pounds and is powered by six Zenoah G-26 gas engines.

Built using traditional balsa and plywood construction, the B-36 uses custom made retractable landing gear built by Robart’s Bob Walker. After years of operation, the B-36 has flown hundreds of flights at dozens of RC events.

Updated: September 1, 2020 — 11:21 AM

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  1. Awesome plane. As a kid I saw one on the wall in a hobby shop in Fort Worth, Texas. My grandfather worked in the Convair plant therein Texas.

  2. Looks good lots of hours.
    It’s all good

  3. Congrats
    Impressive pretty much as the full size!

  4. Great airplane. Can’t wait to see it in Oct. Needs smoke on all six!

  5. WOW! when i was a kid living at McClelland AFB in Sacramento – when the Peacemaker would come over the house on the downwind leg, the dinner dishes would start to dance all over the table. it also would make the TV reception go haywire! years later, at (then) Bunker Hill AFB in Indiana, the famous BIG B36 model that every now and then i hear about was at the Open House. as i recall, it had a 36 ft wingspan. 6 motor cycle engines and 4 pulse jet engines. i missed the next day when my friends told me that the owner did a shot flight, just maybe 5 or 6 feet high – but it flew! the model might now belong to the AMA Museum. so glad to see a Peacemaker in the air!

  6. Bravo!! Made in USA!!

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