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This is what the original tires on the XB-36 looked like, using my twins for scale.

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If you google map Castle AFB, Atwater, CA they have a B-36 on display. Look at the B-52 in comparison for scale :blink: My grandfather was a flight engineer on the B-36. I think I am going to drive down to the museum this saturday (after my nieces birthday in Stockton) and check it out. I'll post some pics if I make it.

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Is that in Dayton, Ohio?

 

Yes, the USAF Museum is 4 miles from my house....

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I want to visit the museum. Thinking about talking my brother in to a flight. We could also go see the Football hall of fame (for him).

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wasnt it the largest wheel ever for an aircraft...think there were only three runways in the US that could handle the load factor back then...

 

they wisely decided on a multi-bogie system instead

 

but a cool pciture of a time unfortunately long gone

 

cheers

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They did...it did not power the airplane however, only for testing the theory...the power was still delivered by the 6 + 4...

 

 

If the wheel's that big, it follows that the plane must be... damn.

 

Didn't they put a nuclear reactor on one of those things?

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Up until a few years ago, they had the cargo version of the B-36 (the XC-99) sitting rusting at Kelly AFB. They've only recently started moving parts of it up to WPAFB for restoration and eventual display. That thing was even bigger than the B-36.

 

Hey Hawker, if you decide to go to Castle AFB, make sure you get pictures of the A-9. Only 2 built.

 

FastCargo

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