Six turning and four burning… what a sight it must have been to see the mighty Convair B36 Peacemaker fly.  Less of a welcome sight would be watching a nuclear weapon being dropped by one in Canadian territorial waters only a few hundred miles North of Vancouver! This is the story of Bomber 075 and its sad ending!


The later marks of the Peacemaker had an additional 4 jet engines!


Convair XB-36 main landing gear.


The US Mk4 nuclear bomb.



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