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Convair B-58 Hustler by shelbs2 Convair B-58 Hustler by shelbs2
Convair B-58 Hustler at the Pima Air and Space museum, Tuscon AZ. My favorite of the cold war SAC bombers
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Dravian Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This is one of my favorite planes at the Museum. I drive past it now and then on the way to see friends. I also love the fact they have a Mig 29.
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GILZUR Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful !!!!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
oh yes ^^
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Great aircraft. Nice image.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
thanks ^^
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
:thumbsup:
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executioner-ed Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the hens tooth. epic!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
oh yeah ^^
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Ablebaker Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Cool shot:)
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
thanks ^^
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inspecter Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
When I saw one at Offutt they had a ladder up and the shades open so one could see into the cockpit. Pretty tight for an intercontonental ride.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
heh yeah, was just a little cramped in there. but those cockpits were also escape pods
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Nice camera work1 It's almost identical to the shot of the B-58 that they've used in the book "Modern Military Aircraft", written by Robert Jackson. Only that picture is from a shorter distance away.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
well thanks ^^
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish they still flew with the B-52
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
yeah no kidding
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Cost was insane. IIRC SAC was faced with keeping one wing of these operational or 2-3 wings of B-52s. Combined with the limited operational niche and less flexibility, they ended up retired. Still a real technical achievement from the period.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea if only money were no object :(
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
At one point, it was no object during the Cold War. Hence the B-58 and B-70. The B-58 was evidently deemed vulnerable to SAM defenses as well-- Still debatable, I think when you're carting a weapons pod with a several megaton city-buster as well as 4 more in the later upgrades of the plane and all it would take would be a few to get through.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea it was made to carry the big one or multiple big ones.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Hard to get definite info online concernnig the pod warhead, but it was something like 4-9 MT.... The 4 extrenal bombs were 340kt to 1 MT.... A lot of throw weight... O.o
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is but with the turn of a key and the push of a button now a days Supersonic bombers are obsolete.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
That was always arguable BITD- the big issue was that Bombers could be recalled if necessary. My guess is now that it's not as serious an option, unknown.
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NavJAG Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A quick wash and she'd look almost new!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
oh yeah ^^
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focallength Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Nice shot. They were kind of "futuristic" at the time.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
heh still look unique to this day
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focallength Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
That they do.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
And still are, IMO :)
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focallength Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
No argument here. :-)
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