Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Low-level flying in a B-58.


The B-58 had a relatively short service life. It quite possibly had the shortest operational life of any postwar bomber.

4 comments:

Leo Knight said...

I loved the look of the 58. Sleeeek!

deadstick said...

I did too, but sadly all it had was cool. The SA-2 made it useless in its high-altitude design role and turned it into a colossally expensive low-level, subsonic airplane. SAC couldn't get rid of it fast enough.

Joe said...

The phrase "postwar bomber" makes me sad.

Leo Knight said...

I read somewhere that it had problems with its landing gear, which had to be relatively small to fit in the narrow airframe. High speed blowouts, etc. One commenter described it as "a bear in toe shoes."