Author Topic: The B-36 Cockpit Gauge Maze - Super 360 Degree Panoramic Imaging  (Read 2728 times)

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The B-36 was a state of the art airplane in its day. The Air Engineer was responsible for starting, maintaining and shutting down the 6 Radial Engines and 4 Jet Engines required to make it fly and mission completed.
 
No modern "Fly by Wire" or "Computer controlled Aircraft" involved here. Just straight old manpower, brainpower and the guts to get it done.
 
This is absolutely mind boggling to think about. The 360 degree viewing movement by moving your mouse is amazing.
 
This is a 360 degree panorama of the flight engineer's station on a B-36: Six propeller-driven R-4360s and four J-47 jets to keep an eye on, plus fuel, pressurization, hydraulics, electrical, and other systems.
You can use the controls displayed at the bottom of the screen or you can hold the left mouse button down and move the mouse to rotate the image.  It is quite sensitive so move slowly.

USAF- B-36J Panoramic 360 Degree Cockpit View