United States Air Force, The small turbine and epicyclic gearing are clearly visible. Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF. A number of Bs were used for special trials. The last B would be officially retired in January of , about three months after the first General Dynamics FB "Aardvark" swing-wing fighter-bomber detailed elsewhere on this site was accepted into frontline service by SAC. Yogi, an American black bear used as a test subject. Two SAC bomb wings operated the B during its operational service:
To the men flying the B, the voice was known as "Sexy Sally. The flight outbound from Los Angeles was at 50, feet 15, meters at speeds above Mach 2. These might seem to serve solely as antidotes to claustrophobia, but often are covered by opaque cloth curtains the better to view radar scopes within the cockpits. Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from March Articles with permanently dead external links. It is the figure of a naked man made of black marble in a flying position emerging from clouds.
Replacing the Boeing B Stratojet medium bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters. Characteristic of the hydraulic control system is the phenomenon known as "stick talk back," the pulsating kick of the control stick when the hydraulic pressure fluctuates at the stick's extreme limits of movement. These assemblies not only control the action of the autopilot which can even vary engine power , but also the operation of other automatic features of the flight control system. Boeing received a Phase I contract in under this requirement for their XB with four jet engines and four turboprops, but the program was cancelled early in with the realization that this subsonic design would not have penetration capability against modern ground-to-air defenses.
Однако ВВС США тогда не имели специализированных летательных аппаратов для маловысотной скоростной разведки и в начале х ряд контейнеров МВ-1С переделали в вариант LA-1 с установкой вместо БЧ панорамного АФА Fairchild КАА высокого разрешения для съёмки с малых высот м на большой скорости. Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from March Articles with permanently dead external links. All of this led to a startling accident rate. Первая обеспечивала работу органов управления, вторая дублировала первую, а также служила для привода поверхностей управления самолётом, уборки и выпуска шасси, торможения колёс, управления антенной носовой РЛС и хвостовой турели, выброса дипольных отражателей и прочих нужд. The navigator and DSO's cockpits featured wraparound dashboards with warning lights and buttons, and automatic voice messages and warnings from a tape system were audible through the helmet sets. Simpson Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, September—October The service ceiling is 64, feet 19, meters.