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Same pic, different angle.



Slightly larger version.


Huge version: https://upload.wikimedia.org/w...r_Static_Display.jpg

(The caption lists the plane in question as a B18 as well. https://commons.wikimedia.org/...r_Static_Display.jpg )
 
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Boeing photo of B-18 Bolo


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It seems odd they would include the obsolete, not very well-known B-18 in a group shot showing size of the bombers. Why not a medium bomber like the B-25 that people are familiar with? Maybe the theme was "Our top of the line bombers since the 1930s" but there were not B-24 handy.

It was not all all-Boeing shot, as the B-36 was Convair (built across the runway from Carswell AFB).
 
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It was not all all-Boeing shot, as the B-36 was Convair (built across the runway from Carswell AFB).


And the B-18 was Douglas.
 
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Found a caption that said the photo was made at Carswell AFB, when the first B36 went into service.

"Special photo of Air Force bombers from the 1930s through the late 1940s. A Douglas B-18 "Bolo"; a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress"; a Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" and the B-36 "Peacemaker" dominating the group photo with a 230-foot wingspan. Taken at Carswell AFB (Ft. Worth) after the receipt of the first B-36 in 1948. Note the SAC 7th Bombardment Wing marking on the B-29.
Date 1948"

Still kind of odd that the B24 was left out of the photo (although space could have been a reason?). Originally CAFB was equipped with B24D for crew training during the war. At the time of the photo, Carswell AFB was equipped with B29s' which were then were switched out to the B36 from Consolidated (across the CAFB runway as mentioned in an earlier post) which earlier produced the B32 Dominator, & before that, the B24 Liberator. The B18, nor the B17 had any significant history at CAFB, but of course that might not have been the narrative in producing the photo.



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Looked kind of cramped.

They were roomy to crews coming up from -29 and -17's. And pressurized as well.


Crawled thru a B-36 cockpit at Offutt's SAC Museum once. Quite roomie!

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As a kid in the early 50's, my Dad worked at Walker AFB, near Roswell N.M.
When the B-36 wing went on alert and they fired up the engines and then took off, the ground seemed to shake, and you could hear the noise for miles!
Did not really notice it with other planes.
Later near Ellsworth AFB, B-47's and B-52's, made a lot of noise on takeoff, but not the earth shattering noise of the B-36's at Walker AFB.


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