...and now a REAL nuclear powered airplane- sort of... well not really.

NB-36H flew on conventional power only. Reactor was powered up to prove it could be- and to scare everybody.
NB-36H being cranked over the "pit" where the reactor is jacked up into the rear bomb bay.

Reactor operator station. Most of the gauges are dosimeters telling the crew how long they will be glowing after they get back on the ground. One gauge says "scintillation"- does that make you better on the dance floor?

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