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Operation Heat Rise by markkarvon Operation Heat Rise by markkarvon
On March 5, 1962, to show off the speed capabilities of the new B-58 Hustler bomber, two of the aircraft were flown from Los Angeles to New York and back again. One of the two aircraft, "Cowtown Hustler", set a new speed record. The total elapsed time, Los Angeles–New York–Los Angeles, was 4 hours, 41 minutes, 14.98 seconds averaging 1,044.97 MPH. The eastbound record set during the flight captured the Bendix Trophy as well as the Mackay Trophy for the most meritorious flight of the year. For this speed run, Convair engineers authorized a higher temperature limit for the airframe so it could exceed 1,400 MPH hence the name "Operation Heat Rise".
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acela Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Ah yes, the underappreciated B-58. Shame that it never saw much action. But, you can see how certain design elements made their way into other bomber designs, such as the B-1...
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
A favourite type, and particular appreciation for the correctly vari-coloured metal panels.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Antonluisre1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Very nice.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
amazing
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
I well remember the nights when the B-58s would go supersonic.  We'd be told to exoect a sonic boom sometime between 800 and 1000, for instance,  And sure enough, sometime between those times the booms would hit, the house would shake...it was amazing!

I worked with a guy who was involved in aircraft maintenance for B-58s.  He said they leaked fuel like sieves, and required beaucoup maintenance time to keep them flying.

But for that, it is a beautiful aircraft!
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Professional Photographer
Nice. :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Photographer
Many welcomes, my friend. :D
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dullboy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Your artwork is, as usual, outstanding! The little tidbits of aviation history you dig up are really impressive as well! Excellent image and story! :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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HoremWeb Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017   Photographer
+1 :)
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kennyc Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Very Nice!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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sentinel28a Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Oh, man...a B-58 is always a crowd-pleaser.  Have you posted this to the USAF page on Facebook, Mark?  Those guys will love this!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I've posted it on a couple of pages.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
My uncle, a pilot at the time, said that if a Hustler lost an engine the mechanics IMMEDIATELY had to cut the corresponding one on the other side to avoid a spin--and it couldn't fly on two engines.  Beautiful aircraft, though.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :salute:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Sidewinderstriker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
God it almost looks like it's sitting on the fuel tank. I have a model kit of this plane with fuel tank and four nuclear bombs. They loved to build speed demons in the sixties didn't they?
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