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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

B-36 Peacemaker

Span: 230 feet
Length: 162 feet, 1 inches
Height: 46 feet, 9 inches
Weight: 410,000 pounds loaded
Armament: Sixteen M24 20mm cannon in eight nose, tail and fuselage turrets,
86,000 pounds of conventional or nuclear bombs
Engine: Six Pratt & Whitney B 4360s of 3,800 horsepower and
four General Electric J47s of 5,200 pounds thrust each
Maximum speed: 435 mph
Cruising speed: 230 mph
Range: 10,000 miles
Service ceiling: 45,700 feet
Cost: $3,701,000

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