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Actual_picture_of_the_last_B-36_Bomber_built_in_Fort_Worth_

Specifications (B-36J-III) Video clip of the construction and features of the B-36 bomber Data from National Museum of the US Air Force[68] General characteristics Crew: 13 Length: 162 ft 1 in (49.42 m) Wingspan: 230 ft 0 in (70.12 m) Height: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m) Wing area: 4,772 ft²[69] (443.5 m²) Airfoil: NACA 63(420)-422 root, NACA 63(420)-517 tip[citation needed] Empty weight: 166,165 lb (75,530 kg) Loaded weight: 262,500 lb[69] (119,318 kg) (combat weight) Max. takeoff weight: 410,000 lb (186,000 kg) Powerplant: 4 × General Electric J47 turbojets, 5,200 lbf (23.2 kN) each 6 × Pratt & Whitney R-4360-53 "Wasp Major" radials, 3,800 hp (2,835 kW) each Performance Maximum speed: 418 mph (363 knots, 672 km/h) Cruise speed: 230 mph (200 knots, 370 km/h) Combat radius: 3,985 mi (3,465 nmi,[69] 6,415 km) Ferry range: 10,000 mi (8,700 nmi, 16,000 km) Service ceiling: 43,600 ft (13,300 m) Rate of climb: 1,995 ft/min (10.1m/s) Armament Guns: 1 remotely operated tail turret with 2× 20 mm (0.787 in) M24A1 autocannons[69] Bombs: 86,000 lb (39,000 kg) with weight restrictions, 72,000 lb (32,700 kg)

Actual_picture_of_the_last_B-36_Bomber_built_in_Fort_Worth_
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