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Old July 23rd 03, 05:33 PM
Corrie
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Default 40,000 volunteer restoration hours going to waste?

The last B-36 Peacemaker ever built, #52-827, needs your help. This
magnificent airplane sat outside in the Texas weather for decades,
subject to the summer sun, winter rains, birds, and vandals. Years of
dedicated effort (44,000 hours) has restored the magnificent bird to
near-new static-display condition.

But she's lost her nest. For several years 2827 has been sheltered
and restored at the Lockheed-Martin plant (formerly General Dynamics,
originally Convair) where she was built, in Fort Worth, Texas. But LM
now needs the space to build the F-22 and F-35. So 2827 is outside in
the weather once again. The B-36 Peacemaker Museum has lined up the
civilian and military approval to build a mueseum to house the
aircraft - all they need is the money to do it. Please contribute to
the fund to build a permanent enclosed shelter for this unique piece
of aviation history.

Some before-and-after restoration photos are posted he
http://www.itasca.net/~corrie/B36-2827/

Here, you can see her current condition - out in the weather once
again. http://www.b-36peacemakermuseum.org/History/current.htm
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Old July 25th 03, 08:43 PM
Steve Tobey
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Where will the museum be built?

Steve

"Corrie" wrote in message
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The last B-36 Peacemaker ever built, #52-827, needs your help. This
magnificent airplane sat outside in the Texas weather for decades,
subject to the summer sun, winter rains, birds, and vandals. Years of
dedicated effort (44,000 hours) has restored the magnificent bird to
near-new static-display condition.

But she's lost her nest. For several years 2827 has been sheltered
and restored at the Lockheed-Martin plant (formerly General Dynamics,
originally Convair) where she was built, in Fort Worth, Texas. But LM
now needs the space to build the F-22 and F-35. So 2827 is outside in
the weather once again. The B-36 Peacemaker Museum has lined up the
civilian and military approval to build a mueseum to house the
aircraft - all they need is the money to do it. Please contribute to
the fund to build a permanent enclosed shelter for this unique piece
of aviation history.

Some before-and-after restoration photos are posted he
http://www.itasca.net/~corrie/B36-2827/

Here, you can see her current condition - out in the weather once
again. http://www.b-36peacemakermuseum.org/History/current.htm



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Old July 28th 03, 08:32 PM
Corrie
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As I understand, the site is right near the gate of the Lockheed plant
at NAs Fort Worth, formerly Carswell AFB.

"Steve Tobey" wrote in message ...
Where will the museum be built?

Steve

"Corrie" wrote in message
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The last B-36 Peacemaker ever built, #52-827, needs your help.

 




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