The following is an interesting ’60s propaganda movie about the Convair B-58 Hustler whose purpose was to raise the awareness of the Americans about the U.S. Air Force operations (“jet noise is the sound of freedom” kind of message) and, above all, to scare the Soviets with footage of the Strategic Air Command‘s first supersonic bomber capable of Mach 2.
Although it may seem ages away, the basic procedures used half a century ago during the Cold War are more or less the same that would be used today by the current U.S. fleet of heavy bombers.
H/T to Leonardo Ferrazzi for the heads-up
- Jet-porn: U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber flying low and fast in some of the best “Bone” photos ever taken. (theaviationist.com)
- Putin Wants New Long-Range Bombers and a Gazillion Drones (wired.com)
- The B-58 Hustler (scottlocklin.wordpress.com)