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— — - Record-breaking B-58, static display, SAC Air Museum, Offutt AFB, NE. Oct, 1982
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Record-breaking B-58, static display, SAC Air Museum, Offutt AFB, NE. Oct, 1982


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Tom Glass
Do The Hussle!!
jesse kyzer
Another CLASSIC shot of B-58 "HUSTLER"
Todd Skoro
How does the nose gear retract with the external centerline fuel tank in the way??
Paul Wisgerhof
This plane always reminds me of a "super size" F-102/106.
Steve Askey
Great question, Todd! I found this:

"The strut was hinged so that the main strut rotated up and back into the well while clearing the fuel+bomb pod (see animation)."

Mike Padnom
Merci Todd pour cette question intéressante et merci Steve pour l'explication !
Thank you Todd and thank you Steve for the answer
serge LOTH
That was a very nice looking Aircraft at the time.. I rmember 2 accidents in Le Bourget Airshow on JUn3rd1961 after a barrel during a display, crash 7 Nm of the field killing 3 crew, and the 2nd one on The Jun15 1965 comming from MAdrid crashed 600ft ahead of threshold killing the pilot and 2 wounded other crew. That was a super plane during coldwar..
serge LOTH
@Youre right PAul ..it remind a bit the 102... cockpit shape..
Will SuttonPhoto Uploader
Convair specialized in delta wing aircraft with 'coke-bottle' shaped body cross sections and the built the F-102 and the F-106 as well.
Edward Peitso
Grew up on a farm in east central Minnesota. SAC had a low level (1500 feet) practice bombing run that was directly overhead. I remember B-47s, B-52s, and the B58 Hustler screaming overhead fairly regularly during 1961-62. It was heady stuff for a 17-18 yr old kid!
John Diehl
Absolutely loved teh sound of this plane - only ever got to hear it once. Interestingly the Concorde sound was very close.
J Turner
Picture with the two component pod (TCP) lower half was fuel and was intended to be dropped once empty and the upper half contained the nuclear weapon. Of course in training it just contained ballast. Ex/retired B-58 nav.
Daniel Gless
Used to see these on our trips to Indianapolis at Bunker Hill AFB, near Kokomo, Indiana, parked in their revetments along US31. Just a hot looking airplane. Sorry to say I never saw one in takeoff or in flight.


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