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B-36J, 52-22827, Pima Air Museum, Arizona

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The National Museum of the Air Force is transferring B-36J-75(III), 52-22827 to the Pima Air Museum near Tucson, Arizona. It was fully restored at the Lockheed-Martin plant in Fort Worth. It will be reassembled and placed on public display.

September 26, 2005

B-36 restoration area As of September 26, 2005, most of the major components of B-36J, 52-22827 have arrived at the Pima Air Museum restoration area. The center section of the wings is still in Fort Worth.

Forward fuselage Forward fuselage

Elevators, propellers, and empennage Elevators, propellers, and empennage.

Forward fuselage Forward fuselage

Elevators Elevators

Empennage Empennage

Forward fuselage Forward fuselage

Forward fuselage Forward fuselage

Rear fuselage The rear fuselage rests a short distance away from the rest of the airframe.

Rear fuselage Rear fuselage

Rear fuselage Rear fuselage

Engine nacelles Engine nacelles

B-36 restoration area B-36 restoration area

I will document the reassembly of B-36J, 52-22827 as I did the restoration of RB-36H, 51-13730 at the Castle Air Museum.

B-36J on display at Fort Worth The last B-36 built, B-36J-75(III) 52-22827, seen in 1964 at Fort Worth. This plane received a meticulous restoration in Fort Worth at the old Convair factory (now Lockheed-Martin). Photo courtesy Richard Freeman.

These pictures of the restored interior of 52-22827 were provided by Don Pyeatt.

Cockpit Cockpit. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Cockpit Cockpit. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Control Wheel Control Wheel. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Cockpit Cockpit. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Flight Engineer's Station Flight Engineer's Station. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Radar Navigator's Station Radar Navigator's Station. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Radio Operator's Station Radio Operator's Station. Photo courtesy Don Pyeatt.

Don Pyeatt's web site has a number of photos of 52-22827 on display and undergoing restoration. Click on the number-four propellor at the bottom of his home page.

Dueling CD-ROMs

B-36: Saving the Last Peacemaker The history of the efforts to preserve B-36J, 52-22827 at Fort Worth is well documented in "B-36: Saving the Last Peacemaker"; Second Edition, an html book on CD. This CD-ROM is viewed with your internet browser.

B-36: Moving the Last Peacemaker B-36: Moving the Last Peacemaker. These 875 photos show photographically the effort expended by all of the volunteers over a nine year period to save the aircraft. This CD-ROM is a self contained slide show that does not require a browser to view.

Main B-36 Page Go to the main Convair B-36 page.

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