Along the way seven aircraft were lost between December and September including one that broke up in flight. Col Wallace Joe Walker. During the Phase I studies of the MX proposal the parasite approach was dropped in favor of in-flight refueling using the early probe-and-drogue method just then coming into service. His primary duties are in connection with the passive and active defense systems. Self-protection beyond just speed was added in the form of a new GE-T later M61 20mm Vulcan rotary cannon mounted in the tail. Incidentally, the escape capsule was tested using live bears as subjects.
Question about Lindberg's 1/64 scale B-58 Hustler kit.
John To see build logs of my models, go here: Instead, design things that can be upgraded. Imagine some modern engines on that puppy; each engine puts out about 15k lbs in thrust. While searching through the contents of those cabinets, three ring binders were found that were chock full of preliminary aircraft designs numbered CL-xxx, which stood for California-Lockheed. Further records were set on March 5, , when crewed by Capt. There are also some RAF camo schemes out there but again it is just fantasy.
Convair B Hustler
Characteristic of the hydraulic control system is the phenomenon known as "stick talk back," the pulsating kick of the control stick when the hydraulic pressure fluctuates at the stick's extreme limits of movement. The rest was refinement and detail. The last time I looked at one, it seemed to be spot on, but others may know more. It is a little bit strange, because normally I'm a fan of older aviation: I was really into building model planes, so I quickly knew what plane it was and its name. The Convair B was the first supersonic bomber built in the West. As a foundation I used drawings from a Russian magazine - they seemed to be not too bad - I planned to improve them based upon photographs.
After the B58's were retired, the base became a air refueling wing with KC's. Used to drive from Springtown to cars well just to watch them take off. If an enemy fighter still managed to get on the Hustler's tail -- an unlikely event, since the aircraft moved very fast at altitudes above the ceilings of most contemporary fighters -- the DSO could direct the Vulcan cannon in the tail "stinger" via a radarscope to engage the fighter. On May 26, , , crewed by Maj. In an emergency, rockets eject the capsule from the aircraft, with the enclosed personnel being protected against wind blast, wind blast erosion and thermal injury. The four stores pylons were modified for the carriage of conventional bombs, and the aircraft were flown on low-level strike test missions out of Eglin AFB in Florida.