Photography Magazine

Convair B-58A Hustler

By Htam

2018_TAM_2524_D500_AuroraHDR2018.jpg@ Tucson, AZ

March 2018

This was my first visit to the fabled Pima Air & Space Museum, courtesy of the International Society of Aviation Photography.  Among the extensive collection is this B-58 Hustler, a super sleek design representative of the Cold War.  The first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight, the B-58 first flew in 1956 and served until 1970 with the Strategic Air Command.  One unique design feature was the combination bomb/fuel pod under the fuselage, rather than a traditional internal bomb bay.  In 1963, the Hustler flew the longest supersonic flight in history, flying from Tokyo to London (distance of 8,028 miles- in 8 hours, 35 minutes, averaging 938 mph).  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Balancing The Work-Family Equation

    Do you and/or your partner sometimes leave for work in the morning, knowing that the return home might be days later from a business trip, or late at night afte... Read more

    8 hours, 12 minutes ago by   Joanigeltman
  • Another British Polar Explorer to Attempt Solo Antarctic Traverse

    Another British Polar Explorer Attempt Solo Antarctic Traverse

    Another British polar explorer will attempt a solo, unassisted traverse of Antarctica later this year. Veteran adventurer Lou Rudd has announced his plans to... Read more

    11 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Kungfujedi
  • Long Time Coming

    Long Time Coming

    Zucchini with basil and mint. I've been meaning to make this dish for the longest time!read more words! Read more

    12 hours, 10 minutes ago by   Asoutherngrace
  • Folks Behind The Music: Into The World Of Ripple - Penfold

    Folks Behind Music: Into World Ripple Penfold

    How did you first get involved in The Ripple Effect? Once upon a time there was a young man looking to expand his musical horizons.He regularly navigated the... Read more

    12 hours, 49 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
  • Gorgeous Pale Blush Wedding in Corfu | Sarah & Colin

    Gorgeous Pale Blush Wedding Corfu Sarah Colin

    Sarah and Colin sealed their love in one of their favorite places! Corfu was the ideal place for them because of its beautiful natural scene and the view of... Read more

    12 hours, 58 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
  • Dear Landon, You're Officially One.

    Dear Landon, You're Officially One.

    I started doing this cute little series of writing a letter to Lily when she turned one, two, three and four here on the blog so I wanted to do the same for... Read more

    13 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Cait
  • Spring Blooms

    Spring Blooms

    Read more

    14 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Vickilane