General Curtis LeMay was never satisfied with the bomber, and after a flight in one declared that it was too small, far too expensive to maintain in combat readiness and required an excessive number of aerial refuelings to complete a mission. Jim Hodgson, Fort Worth Aviation Museum director. The B Hustler Association is neither related to nor represents the U. The B crews were chosen from other strategic bomber squadrons. Join other followers. Widmer, Designer of Military Aircraft, Dies at Tyson Foods recalls about 3, pounds of chicken shipped to food service businesses.
Views Read Edit View history. She has been with the Thunderbirds since Smith perishes in the accident. The aircraft was used mainly by wealthy passengers who could afford to pay a high price in exchange for the aircraft's speed and luxury service.
Operational Loss, ferry mission. The F suffered a bird strike at the start of its performance on Sunday and Blue Angel 2 digested a bird upon departure Monday evening. Donald, David and Jon Lake, eds. This page was last edited on 29 April , at James Clad James Grant.
A number of Bs were used for special trials. The B utilized one of the first extensive applications of aluminum honeycomb panels , which bonded outer and inner aluminum skins to a honeycomb of aluminum or fiberglass. It used four General Electric J79 engines in pods under the wing. The aircraft is currently in storage awaiting extensive restoration. The surviving fleet of 82 Hustlers remained in storage until when it was sold to Southwestern Alloys for scrapping. Fort Worth bar owner indicted in rape of passed-out woman that was caught on video.