RB-36H 51-13739

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Nice view of a B-36’s defensive ability.  Much has been said of the vulnerability of the B-36 – the USN even accused the USAF of suppressing such information. Of course it could be shot down, but as the Air Force (and the Soviets) knew well, intercepting fighters would never bag all the B-36’s.  Even if only a handful got through, the nuclear weapons those few carried were deterrent enough.

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