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The Convair B-36J Peacemaker was a strategic bomber designed to fly across continents, unrefueled, and unescorted, to deliver nuclear weapons from the US arsenal. Production of the B-36J Peacemaker suffered immediate delays; the piston-powered engines were already obsolete against mid 1950s supersonic jet technology. President Dwight D. Eisenhower took office in 1953 and proposed a new look at national defense. The US Congress funded the US Air Force B-36J Peacemaker; but mechanical failures,...