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Video: B-58 Hustler 1960s Low-Level Bombing DocumentaryThis 1960s documentary profiles the low-level bombing capabilities of the B-58 during several test flights, and also serves as a great example of the kind of intimidating information the US pushed towards the Soviet Union during the Cold War. (youtu.be) More...
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From Fort Worth to the California coast at 610 kts at or below 500 AGL, flown by dead reckoning and pilotage. There had to be some startled cows, and maybe a few people that day. One of the prettiest airplanes ever built.
VERY bad news to lose an engine @ hi-speed. Usually resulted in a crash.
I agree with Ray, one of the best looking aircraft I've ever seen.
Love the low level smoke the J-79s lay down. Growing up on a departure heading from Bunker Hill we got an occasional bam! bam! that rattled windows. But we never saw them. And still a treat to go look over the static display airplane outside the former base.
So cool you got to see them in action! When I pass the museum there at Grissom on US31 I think about what it might have been like in those days...
That J-79 smoke trail is distinctive....and lethal (at Mil power)! It was an NVA AAA gunners dream. It pointed directly at the F-4 like an arrow up the tail pipe! (but we finally learned to go 1st stage burner inbound from the IP to the tgt; that minimized the smoke a lot)