Tuesday, December 6, 2016

B58 Hustler


  1. Rumor is they never got the pedal to the metal for some reason.

  2. A sweet aircraft that wasn't allowed to use it's full potential in war. 118 produced by Convair.

    Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPgur_cUmA

  3. These left the inventory by the time I had arrived but there were still some pilots around who had flown them hanging around. Y'all know how these aircraft have official names, ie. Thunderchief, Nighthawk, Lancer etc and then there's the name that they are known by, by the guys (gals too now) that fly them? Names like Thud, Wobblin Gobblin, and the Bone. Well, meet the "Supersonic Disintegrator". There's some footage floating around somewhere that's got the results of what happens when you're flying Mach-Mother on the deck and one of the outboard engines stall. You can't retard the opposite throttle fast enough and the asymetrics are QUITE spectacular. Confetti strewn for 3 miles. Still, I'd of flown it in a heartbeat. There's just something about driving around with your hair on fire.....