The Consolidated Vultee (Convair) XB-46 was a four-jet medium bomber produced to a 1944 USAAF requirement, and it was the largest of the four different bombers created to this standard. The XB-46 was to be the first all-pneumatic aircraft designed with pneumatics employing the landing gear, brakes, and bomb bay doors. This design was highly prosperous, and it saved a lot of weight and allowed efficient activation of landing gear and bomb bay doors. Learn all about the history of this aircraft, including its production, first flight, and employment. 64 pages, 115 b/w photos & 4 color photos & 25 illustrations, 8 ½"x 11", softcover.