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    B-58 Hustlers Were Sonic Booming and Record Setting Machines

    Convair’s B-58 Hustler was a record-setting machine back when it was introduced in 1960. The builders of the jet produced a Progress Report film during 1961 highlighting the fact that at the time the B-58 was “swift, capable, versatile, and operational.” Hustlers flying low and very fast are seen setting several records. The film, uploaded […] More

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    Watch: RB-36 Pilot Recounts Flying The “Peacemaker” For SAC

    RB-36 Peacemaker pilot David J Flaming served with the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SRW) Guardians of the North at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) located in Rapid City, South Dakota during the 1950s. In this color interview, conducted during 2013 and uploaded to YouTube by airailimages, Flaming describes his experiences during […] More

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    Watch: B-58 Crew Dog Shares His Experiences In Convair’s Hustler Bomber

    Convair’s legendary B-58 Hustler was first flown on November 11th 1956. The delta-winged bomber would go on to serve with Strategic Air Command (SAC) for only about ten ears, but those ten years between 1960 and 1970 were some of the most dangerous in this country’s history. Designed for a high-altitude penetration mission that was […] More

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    NKAWTG: The Many Ways That SAC Used The Mighty KC-135 Stratotanker

    The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker first entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957. Boeing built just a couple more than 800 of these aircraft. They have been adapted to perform scores of missions in addition to airlifting and aerial refueling. Developed from Boeing’s 367-80 prototype along with the hugely successful 707 series […] More

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    Strategic Air Command Was Only Secretive About Most Of Their Operations During The 1950s

    Boeing’s B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber was only a couple of years in active service when Boeing produced the film “Meet Your B-47” for the Air Force in 1954. Generally speaking the Strategic Air Command (SAC) was secretive about everything they did or owned, but the B-47 was special and facets of its advanced design were […] More

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