Air Force Museum Foundation, United States Strategic Bombers — Details appreciated for the B loss described by Olin Brown below. He's still sticking to his promise, but he's turning to others to help pay the costs. Young Alan was there on the night of December 12, when the station got a call about a plane crash on Short Pike, near McKinney, in Lincoln County. The introduction of highly-accurate Soviet surface-to-air missiles forced the B into a low-level-penetration role that severely limited its range and strategic value, and it was never employed to deliver conventional bombs. No one ever called him Elmer.
Two of the recorders and their intact tape were found shortly after the crash, but a third was not recovered until several days later. B-1 B-2 B-3 to B 2 B Each recorder had a tape capacity of about 3, feet. This era also saw a terrific advancement in weapons technology.
Most folks would be highly stressed too lugging special weapons. The first prototype, serial number , was completed in late August This page was last edited on 29 April , at Historical Marker in McKinney remembers the tragic crash of an Air Force B Hustler bomber on December 12, , which killed its three-member crew. The service ceiling was 20, meters 65, feet.
Convair B Hustler Aerograph 4. I enjoyed your record of B mishaps. USAF Convair B Hustler th Bomb Wing Bunker Hill AFB C ontrol system failure during normal flight. Half of all the Hustlers lost to accidents were lost before the airplane became operational, reflecting the research and development necessary to create a new generation of bomber over twice as fast as its predecessors. JIM, years ago. Для замены повреждённой обшивки самолёт приходилось помещать на стапель, так как практически все панели фюзеляжа были силовыми и изъятие любой из них грозило потерей прочности.