... this is a recent photo-illustration project I completed. One of the fun things about these projects is being able to create situations and 'documenting' images that have never been seen before. In the early 1950's, there was a window of opportunity, when very high altitude reconnaissance flights by 'Peacemakers' over the Soviet Union were possible. 'Featherweight' B-36's [stripped of all guns except for the tail cannon] were able to attain altitudes of 53,000 feet! At that height triple A, SAM's and even Mig-15 fighters could not harm them. Here we see a pair of Migs skidding past the big bomber in a failing attempt to maneuver in the thin, thin air. If they dare to fire off their guns it will cause a stall and spin to a lower altitude.
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B-36 Peacemaker, not Peacekeeper. Peacekeeper is the nickname for the LGM-118 ICBM.
Nice subject! For the record, they were unofficially nicknamed, Peacemakers, not Peacekeepers. Sorry, but your illustration is missing the chin radome present on all recon RB-36s.
"... drat! No chin radar! Natasha- Moose and Squirrel have foiled us again! Now Fearless leader will never let us have that vacation at Peoples Sun and Fun Resort in Havana!"
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