Wait, The B-36 Peacemaker Flew With Tank Tracks For Landing Gear?

The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was a massive flying machine that bridged the gap between the prop and jet ages for the Strategic Air Command. It was extremely complex but it could fly far while carrying a lot of payload. Apparently that was not enough for SAC as it wanted to see if the big bomber could operate from rough… » 9/25/14 1:46pm 9/25/14 1:46pm

BMW X6, Part Three

Why you should buy this car:
Odd vehicles fascinate you. You're open-minded and prepared to accept that a big, tall, heavy SUV can out-drive many a sports car. You always wanted a Lamborghini LM002 but are locked into a world of lease agreements. Your heart says sports car but your head says, "You live at the end of a… » 4/08/08 12:00pm 4/08/08 12:00pm

BMW X6, Part Two

Exterior Design: ***

Like many parts of the BMW X6, its looks are promising yet flawed. Doing a great job of disguising its bulk — the X6 is huge, that lip on the rear hatch is taller than an F-150's tailgate and the pictured wheels are 20-inchers — they're nevertheless awkward in some places — the huge rear end —… » 4/07/08 12:30pm 4/07/08 12:30pm

2009 BMW X6, Part One

The 2009 BMW X6 isn't great on a racetrack. This thought occurs during my third lap when I realize — the throttle wide open, exiting a corner at 100mph — this may not be the best sports car out there. My next thought is "But this is a 4,993lbs SUV." And that's the point where you realize what we have here is… » 4/05/08 12:01am 4/05/08 12:01am