My entry for Sam's 15 piece vehicle challenge: a Convair B-36 Peacemaker. Now I have made a really big one to go along with this micro model! Check that out too! This plane was the world's first bomber with intercontinental range, and even today is an impressive aircraft. Although too small to show on this model, later versions of the plane had TEN engines: six piston engines, facing backwards, and four jets on the wingtips. Enjoy!
About this creation
Even today, the B-36 is a very large aircraft. It has the largest wingspan of any fighting warplane, and could carry around 40 tons of bombs.
It was also very fast. It's ten engines could propel it to speeds of over 400 mph. The engines are too small to be seen here.
If need be, a bomber with a 10,000 mile range would have been able to penetrate deep into the Soviet union at altitudes of 50,000 feet. It never did.
Here are all the parts that I used in the plane. There are 14, including the stand. Without the stand, the plane has 11 parts.
And here is a pic of the plane I made (with little success) in flight, with its four turbojets belching out smoke as it flies over the Pacific Ocean on patrol (its main duty).