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Posted: 2/14/2006 6:23:32 PM EDT

YB/RB-58A Hustler
USAF Serial 55-0666

On display at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:16:10 PM EDT
That's sexy.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:19:53 PM EDT
bitchin cool, and bitchin fast, except when one of the outboard J-79's unstarts at Mach 3 and you have to scour three states to find all the pieces.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:26:07 PM EDT
One badass and beautiful bird. Always one of my absolute favorites.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:26:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
bitchin cool, and bitchin fast, except when one of the outboard J-79's unstarts at Mach 3 and you have to scour three states to find all the pieces.



Bah, that'll buff right out.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:27:09 PM EDT
beautiful.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:27:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:29:01 PM EDT
Nice jet. The B58 is a classic. Man, what lines!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:33:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:35:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:



*masterbates*
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:35:40 PM EDT
Nice pic Noname. I'd like to have a nickle for every gallon of kerosene they ran thru those afterburning J79's!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:37:34 PM EDT
18yr's on the flightline. AB never gets old...!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:40:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:46:38 PM EDT
Alright, I'll raid my old thread in the Archives...









Coolest Looking Bomber of All time thread (Member's only)
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:47:47 PM EDT
My father flew B47, B52, C130 and B58. The B58 was his favorite by far and he makes it to the reunions most times. Beautiful airplane!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:51:05 PM EDT
Geez, that's like 80% engine and 20% airplane.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:55:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 7:55:34 PM EDT by Chairborne]
Good gawd thats a beautiful airplane. Too bad it had such a short time in service. I wish the B-36 had stayed around longer as well, just for the hugeness of it.........then there is the XB-70, definitely the sexiest bomber never to make production.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:56:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
bitchin cool, and bitchin fast, except when one of the outboard J-79's unstarts at Mach 3 and you have to scour three states to find all the pieces.



Max speed was closer to mach 2.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:08:07 PM EDT
Always thought THAT was what a jet is supposed to look like.
When I thin of bad ass military jet,I think of the B-58.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:15:24 AM EDT
Here’s one that isn’t doing so well (looks like it could be restored to a decent display model pretty easily, though):




Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:21:37 AM EDT
Flying gas tank...with a nuclear-tipped dart.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:23:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:

Originally Posted By Noname:
www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/images/B58Hustler.jpg



*masterbates*



me too!
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:33:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:41:05 AM EDT


The B58 at the Wright Patterson USAF Museum.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 1:04:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
One badass and beautiful bird. Always one of my absolute favorites.

I always thought it was one of the coolest looking planes we have had. F4 phantom, P51, F14, and Corsair, and the Hustler, just look like what a badass fighter/bomber should look like,..... classic, it's ashamed to see a great plane in the graveyard. When I was younger, the 117 recon wing, was located not to far from my house, I miss seeing the F4s flying over. When photos of Tomcats sitting in the desert come out, I won't be able to look..........Has anyone ever been to the boneyard, where all the decomissioned planes are? Do they let civi's tour it? I always thought it would be a cool place to go, but sad at the same time.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 1:10:43 AM EDT
Why don't we see if the Navy will allow us to do a group buy on F14s? If the price were right, I would be in for one. Someone get to work on it, I know somebody here has connections. LOL
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:37:35 AM EDT
Bump for one of the coolest aircraft ever.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:49:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GTLandser:

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
bitchin cool, and bitchin fast, except when one of the outboard J-79's unstarts at Mach 3 and you have to scour three states to find all the pieces.



Bah, that'll buff right out.



No, silly, that would be the B52.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:50:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:
www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/images/B58Hustler.jpg



I have seen a B1B take off with full afterburners, but unfortunately have never gotten to see a Hustler do it.
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