... Hustler 'Pod' Revealed!


... America's supersonic, medium range atomic bomber, the B-58 'Hustler' was designed with an unconventional weapons delivery system. Instead of an internal bombay that was a part of the planes body, weapons would be carried in a large aerodynamic 'pod' under the belly of the aircraft. There were a variety of configurations; including a pod within- a- pod system. This allowed for extra fuel to be carried as well as Hydrogen Bombs. After it had run dry the outer fuel tank could be dropped away leaving the smaller 'bomb' pod- or you could just say 'screw-you' and throw the whole thing at the enemy. Whatever menus were selected it allowed the bomber to shed a lot of weight and drag and go into 'run-like-hell mode' after it has performed it's door to door service.

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