Despite all its problems, would I fly one if the opportunity was offered? The Js guzzled fuel down low, greatly reducing the B's already marginal range. Lightly loaded it had a thrust-to-weight ratio of almost one to one and a climb rate of 46, feet per minute! B in formation with B and B Your name or email address: B Hustler aircraft in flight drops pod in desert and smoke arises due to explosion. The aircraft was designed by Convair engineer Robert H.
Convair B-58 Hustler
The B accident rate in and had been alarmingly high, which led SAC to delay acceptance of executive responsibility for the aircraft. No turbines back then. And the faster you go, I'd assume the deviations produced by it would be more massive I was talking about the A and not really about engine failures but unstarts. Pentration of the Moscow SAM belt was a special case and high speed, non-manoeuvering penetration would probably have worked.
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Dave Burns Hi from Australia, Some years ago, or should I say a bloody long time ago, early 80's I think before we had dedicated jet magazines there appeared an article in RCM. Try to have the Hustler lined up dead center with the runway, as soon as you can see the runway from the cockpit view. The advent of aerial refueling , combined with Air Force concerns about the security of forward airbases and the concerns of U. No support will be offered by them. An automated fuel system was supposed to keep the plane within its center of gravity limits. When the Hustler entered service in in fact, the three crew members had typical ejection seats , but ejection from the B at very high speed proved extremely dangerous.
The design for a light bomber reconnaissance airplane was a predecessor for the B Hustler. Instead of taking off in the B, Bock quickly jumped into an F and went up to assess the situation. By a strange turn of events I have become friends with some former B crew members, to the man they hated the 'over the shoulder' bomb toss. Depending on who tells the story, the USAF either produced a land-based optimised fighter, or buggered about with a perfectly good aeroplane because it had to be "better" read: He told me his B career started when he was posted to the factory where it was being built