View Full Version : ~ 21,000 Gallons of Aviation Fuel ~ ...B-36... 12 screenshots
12-03-2004, 06:01 AM
Good for about 22 hours ...
... or almost 8,000 miles.
Half an hour climb to 30,000 feet ...
... over Alaska, where she often flew.
Much higher yet ...
... & she is known to climb to well over 50,000 feet during tests.
Back in the late 40's & through the 50's she flew ...
... & she was able to out-maneuver period jet fighters while over 30,000 feet.
6 28-cylinder engines & 4 jet engines configured to burn aviation fuel ...
... guzzling at a rate of about 900 gallons/hour, carrying a payload of 86,000 lbs. at times.
The F.O.'s head turns in the direction of a turn ...
... & smoke can be toggled on & off as desired. Others goodies as well, including a cool B-36 AI plane. VC included.
Find this wonderfully lumbering lady @ Alpha Simulations for $16 U.S. http://www.alphasim.co.uk/ & I must like it so far,
as she was flown for 4 hours straight after downloading & installing her. She flies like a dream, but she gets the "runway hops"
sometimes. S'ok ... will live with it. Have wanted one of these for quite some time. Will deal with a bug or 2 ...
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12-03-2004, 06:16 AM
Great shots Dwayne, lovely looking bird :9
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12-03-2004, 07:41 AM
Woah!:-eek amazing bird...those were the days:-cool...at the present they would have put a single huge, high-bypass turbofan on top of the wing that sounds like a vacuum cleaner, in order to save costs you know..single pilot, all-electronics..bah!:-lol...great to have her for the sim...awesome post amigo Dwayne:-)
12-03-2004, 07:41 AM
Excellent shots boxcar! That is a long hauler indeed!
It is a good thing you can open the doors on that plane so the guys can relieve themselves!
12-03-2004, 08:52 AM
Awsome pics you have here!!! And the bird is just unbelievable!!! :)
Maybe I have to purchase this one...
What a "huge" gentle beauty ... :D
GREAT DWAYNE ! ! ! :)
12-03-2004, 10:15 AM
Great shots of a fantastic bird Dwayne.
12-03-2004, 01:35 PM
12-03-2004, 02:32 PM
Thanks guys. Am hoping to recreate a standard flight from the 50's sometime. It'll be a long one. Take good care, everyone.
12-03-2004, 04:07 PM
Yeah, Paul, but some big, beautiful ladies are armed to the hilt.
Gotta be careful. :)
12-03-2004, 04:53 PM
Wow Dwayne, some incredible shots here, I really like that 4th one! Superb work! :D
12-03-2004, 05:01 PM
Fantastic shots, Dwayne :)
I'm impressed with Alpha Sim's rendition of this lady. It looks well done.
Thanks also for the factoids provided with your screenies :)
What a beautiful big one:9:9 Awesome shots of it my friend!!:-jumpy
12-03-2004, 06:41 PM
Very nice shots, it looks amazing! :)
At one point they were experimenting with a nuclear powered version of that for extreme long duration flights, but not surprsingly the project was abandoned. (reactor too heavy + shielding for the crew even heavier)
12-03-2004, 06:46 PM
Very interesting post and awesome shots, Dwayne! :)
12-03-2004, 09:07 PM
Always did like the looks of the "Peacemaker" although some might call it ungainly, I think it has a great classic feel to it. Reminds me of the flick "Strategic Air Command". Another superb quality thread Dwayne!:-wave
12-04-2004, 01:12 PM
'Preciate you all taking a peek & leaving your comments, thanks. :)
12-05-2004, 05:10 AM
12-05-2004, 05:42 PM
Well that certainly gives an impression of how big it is! :-lol
12-05-2004, 06:08 PM
:-eek that series of shots is beautiful and so is that plane. Love 'em! :7
12-06-2004, 12:38 AM
awesome post Dwayne, just awesome! I too wanted it for so long. I have now almost a full collection of classic bombers: Wings Of Power was a big leap forward, giving you a B-17, 29, 24, PBY-2 and great Lancaster. There are also B-26, MAAM's B-25 & C-47, Avro Shackleton. Good Catalina is now needed (I wish someone else did it rather then alphasim, but...)
...plenty of fuel tanks on that B-36 indeed, Ima have a long one next weekend. As with ground taxiing, the turning radius is buggy and has to be edited, unless there's a switch somewhere that locks/unlocks the steering wheel.
12-06-2004, 04:28 AM
Thanks everyone. Yep, have posted about the ground handling in the AlphaSim forum, as has another simmer.
Am truly enjoying her overall though. Took her to over 50,000 feet this evening. :)
Great post and presentation of this aircraft.
12-07-2004, 03:49 AM
sorry im so late................:-eek incredible shots my friend!!! its great to have you back, i missed your shots!
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12-07-2004, 08:30 PM
Very good shots and theme Dwayne, it was a real pleasure to look at and read!
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12-08-2004, 05:28 AM
Am pleased that this post is received so well, thanks again all.
This lovely lady steers fine now with the aircraft.cfg file adjustment listed in the AlphaSim forum. :)
12-08-2004, 11:08 AM
:-eek Wow Dwayne! Very nice informative post with great shots :) The growing availability of great planes for us flightsimmers keeps amazing me :-roll
12-08-2004, 08:49 PM
Yes, indeed ... our hobby gets richer & richer. We are most fortunate.
Check this out: http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/B36_Home.htm
Cool pics of the first Peacemaker & lots of good stuff. -Thanks-
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