There were more general issues as well: Unfortunately, the heavy sedation required for their participation in tests threw off their biometric readings, and so bears never became regular test subjects for ejection seats. One military transport concept involved a Hustler fitted with a modified pod with accommodations for five passengers, to be used when getting important personnel to a location was critical and cost wasn't a problem. Additionally, structural beams had been installed longitudinally on either side of the second crew station from bulkhead 3. Convair had no desire to assimilate the costs of a second structural test series and thus placed considerable emphasis on successfully completing both the flight and static portions of the Air Force requirement. First service delivery of the "Hustler" -- the name was invented by the Convair engineering crew, and the Air Force liked it -- was in February ; on 15 October , this machine flew at Mach 2 for over an hour, achieving true "supersonic cruise".
B-58A Escape Capsule
What do you think of when you look at her? Several types of pod were used, including one that could be dropped in two sections. This is why we used a standard, unmodified, production aircraft. Recent satellite photographs place the airframe appx. The B was capable of doing whatever was necessary to invade enemy air space.
Convair BA Hustler
Only minor damage and no injuries to crew. The Hustler was an exceptional aircraft; it set nineteen world records for speed and altitude and won the Bleriot, Harmon, Bendix, McKay, Thompson, and Saunders trophies. Many new items added to the site, they are there to be looked at, not taken and used for gain This would allow us to exceed the maximum design speed of 1, mph and push the plane up past 1, mph. B advocates still won out in the short run, with the Air Force ordering 11 "YB" trials machines in December
You were awarded the Mackay trophy for the most meritorious flight of also. The aircraft's tires had to bear up under tremendous loads at high rolling speeds and often blew out. The pod was used because attempting to cram the payload into the fuselage of the aircraft inflicted too much of a performance penalty. Yes, but we took off from Carswell and didn't land again until we reached LA for the second time. Extended taxiing was ruled out, and sharp turns had to be avoided. The result was a series of interim bombers.