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2020-07-08 Science
Champion of champions, the B-58 Hustler
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Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [355 views ]  Top

#1 That instrument warning system sound very Douglas Adams' HHGTTG
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-07-08 02:36||   2020-07-08 02:36|| Front Page Top

#2 One of the prettiest airplanes ever made. Built a plastic model of it as a kid...
Posted by magpie 2020-07-08 02:41||   2020-07-08 02:41|| Front Page Top

#3 Because it was instrumented this way... if any in the boneyards are in flyable shape it shouldn't be too hard to make them drones.

...IIRC there's only seven B-58s left intact, and they're in museums. There is one - derelict and likely beyond recovery - that's used as a photo target at Edwards AFB, CA.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-07-08 04:45||   2020-07-08 04:45|| Front Page Top

#4 In the 1960's I had a red plastic toy shaped like the B-58.
I never knew what the toy was a copy of until now.
I spent many hours as a child flying the toy as a fighter through the home with full jet engine and doppler sound effects.
I did not know it was a nuclear bomber.
Posted by boomerc 2020-07-08 05:22||   2020-07-08 05:22|| Front Page Top

#5 Ditto, Magpie.
Posted by Mercutio 2020-07-08 07:10||   2020-07-08 07:10|| Front Page Top


The B-58 at Edwards. Note the grid for determining resolution of the imaging system.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-08 08:28||   2020-07-08 08:28|| Front Page Top

#7 Lemay said that the pod slung underneath the Hustler carried all the conventional weapons explosive force of WW2 and anything before that going back to the Civil War and 18th century B-58 would do all that.
Posted by Unosh Hupinelet8756 2020-07-08 13:04||   2020-07-08 13:04|| Front Page Top

#8 More on the B-58 at Edwards. I have never used this site before, but I looks useful...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-08 16:46||   2020-07-08 16:46|| Front Page Top

#9 And the B-58 is also in the movie "Fail Safe". they called it the "Vindicator"...the crew arrangement in that movie was like a B-52.
Posted by Unosh Hupinelet8756 2020-07-08 21:15||   2020-07-08 21:15|| Front Page Top

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