B Hustler , Edwards Air Force Base , emergency landing , Rockwell B-1 Lancer , Rogers Dry Lake Roland Lawrence Wow that is some story and a pretty perfect landing too. Bennett Willis When I was in college, a roommate described watching a B follow the delta wing fighter into a landing—and doing every maneuver that the fighter did. The Aviationist patch Send me an email if you want to support this site buying the original TheAviationist. A great story — surprised she did not light up like a blow torch on take-off like the sad fate of the Concorde in Paris and that the guys did not just punch out. John Citizen Is the American Air Force falling apart? Links ACIG AviationGraphic Harpia Publishing Military Aviation Blog OKB01 Plane Plotter. The damaged landing gear could not be raised it was hanging at an angle of 45 degrees and, what is worse, the aircraft was rapidly approaching minimum fuel condition as a consequence of the leak:
Dramatic Moment Of A B-58 Hustler Crew Landing On Blown Tires
Unlike standard ejection seats of the period, a protective clamshell would enclose the seat and the control stick with an attached oxygen bottle. Tailless delta-wing aircraft United States bomber aircraft — Quadjets Convair aircraft Aircraft first flown in Mid-wing aircraft. Usually resulted in a crash. It was designed as a supersonic high-flyer, but by the time it became operational the Soviets had an effective high-altitude SAM capability. Unlike standard ejection seats of the period, a protective clamshell would enclose the seat and the control stick with an attached oxygen cylinder, allowing the pilot to continue to fly even "turtled up" and ready for immediate egress.
V or V seems the direction, certainly the routes have changed since the sixties. From to , the B was retrofitted with two tandem stub pylons under each wing root, adjacent to the centreline pod,  for B43 or B61 nuclear weapons for a total of five nuclear weapons per aircraft. That meant that the ability get US air forces on their way quickly and efficiently was absolutely essential for survivability, striking power and deterrence. Design studies were conducted with two and four engine designs, the C model had an estimated top speed approaching Mach 3, a supersonic cruise capability of approximately Mach 2, and a service ceiling of about 70, ft m along with the capability of carrying conventional bombs. In my memory, it seemed like that plane was everywhere in the public eye back in the day, at least to a fascinated kid.