Original U.S. Korean War Convair B-36 Peacemaker Flight Controll Type T-19-A

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Original Item: Only One Available. We were able to locate this instrument mounted in a rack and labeled "BOMB BAY1" on the National Museum of the United States Air Force website at this link. Use the search window and type in Convair B-36 and scroll down to the radar-navigator's station and it will be on the righthand side. The instrument appears to be complete and in very good condition. Data plate is dated 1953 and was manufactured by Guardian Electric.

The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" is a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959. The B-36 is the largest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft ever built. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built, at 230 ft (70.1 m). The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal from inside its four bomb bays without aircraft modifications. With a range of 10,000 mi (16,000 km) and a maximum payload of 87,200 lb (39,600 kg), the B-36 was capable of intercontinental flight without refuelling.

Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-52 Stratofortress beginning in 1955. All but five aircraft were scrapped.
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