Cold War Peacemaker - The Story of Cowtown and the Convair B-36

Published: January 20th, 2011     
Book cover
Book cover
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins and Don Pyeatt
Reviewed by: Adam Reiff - IPMS# 43579
Company: Specialty Press
ISBN #: 978-1-58007-127-7
Price: $32.95
Product / Stock #: SP127
Product provided by: Specialty Press

When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I thought back to a time when I was growing up in Ohio. Our family lived near Fairborn, Ohio which is home to the U.S. Air Force Museum. My father served in the Air Force and would often take our family to the museum. The one exhibit that always captured my attention was the B-36 on display inside the museum. Having read through "Cold War Peacemaker..." I have certainly have gained in knowledge about the history, design, and use of this mighty aircraft.

Don Pyeatt and Dennis R. Jenkins have done an admirable job in describing for readers the history of the B-36. There are also throughout the 240 pages, both color and black & white photographs of both the exterior and interior of this historic jet. This is something I believe would be of value to most modelers. The book also describes the changes the B-36 brought to Fort Worth, Texas.

A well written book, I would recommend this to those model builders who are interested in cold war bombers. My thanks to Specialty Press and IPMS for the opportunity to review this well written book.

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