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Throwback Thursday: A 1990s restoration of B-36

Half of the fuselage and a portion of a wing of the B-36J being restored at Lockheed’s Hangar I.
Half of the fuselage and a portion of a wing of the B-36J being restored at Lockheed’s Hangar I.

It was known as “The Peacemaker.”

And in 1994, over 400 volunteers spent hundreds of hours to restore the Convair B-36 in Lockheed’s Fort Worth Hangar I.

“The B-36’s huge fuselage is in two major sections. The wings are in four pieces. The wingspread of this aircraft is longer than the entire first flight of the Wright brothers' plane in 1903,” said a Star-Telegram article that appeared on December 28, 1994.

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