This plan was based on the "Cook-Cragie" philosophy, in which the prototype phase was skipped. Payne, and civilian flight test engineer C. The B Hustler For Australia? For Project Gusto, the concept had been simplified and reduced to a single aircraft. History of the B Proposed Conventional Weapons Delivery In an attempt to increase the flexibility of the B as a weapons system, experiments were carried out in April of under a program known as Operation Bullseye to see if the B could carry and deliver conventional bombs. Stalker has been deployed for three years with hundreds of flights at all altitudes and in rugged terrain and extreme temperatures. The B was a fairly conventional design, with a low aspect ratio, high-mounted wing with a sweepback of 47 degrees.
To reduce drag and still take advantage of ramjet performance, the next configuration circa August had four turbojet engines—like the B On October 27, was destroyed near Hattiesburg, Mississippi when it lost control during normal flight. This field is required. An A Blackbird under construction, The two XBs were to be pure flight research aircraft. In addition, the B was quite costly to maintain.
Convair Kingfish - FISH
James Clad James Grant. What was the effect of the low-radar visibility requirement on the design of the Special Purpose Super Hustler? Oddly, few pictures of the stacked pod system are available. Nevertheless, what is beyond dispute is that the Kingfish looked superb for an aircraft designed in the late s and, if the twin tails were canted inboard to reduce the RCS, it could easily pass for an early F Stealth Fighter. At an early stage in the Hustler project, there was some thought on the part of Convair about producing a supersonic transport version of the B
Cruising speed knots. Converted to reconnaissance duty. A Sperry guidance system was to control the pod during its flight to the target. The failed missile fell into the Atlantic 30 seconds later. This began in October under an Air Force contract given to Convair, since that company had the most experience with delta-winged aircraft.