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    I was fortunate enough to have walked around and gone inside a B-36. What a massive beast it was. The Throttle Quadrant alone must have been 3 feet wide.
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    That's why they described it's engines as " six turn'in and four burn'in". It was a literal aluminum overcast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen moore View Post
    That's why they described it's engines as " six turn'in and four burn'in". It was a literal aluminum overcast!
    This from Wikipedia: As engine fires occurred with the B-36's radial engines, some crews humorously changed the aircraft's slogan from "six turning, four burning" into "two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking, and two more unaccounted for." We will be taking the grandkids to Pima Air and Space Museum soon and will see the last B-36 built which is on display there. I had occaision to be driving behind the museum during the time they were restoring it at the rear of the grounds and saw the progression of it.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1...XC-99_1954.jpg

    I havent been there in over 40 years but this XC-99 at Kelly Air Force base was built with a B-36 wing. Only had 6 turning though as I remember. It was a double decker freight plane that didnt catch on.


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