1960 ... B-58 "Weapons Pod"

... one of the many striking features about the B-58 "Hustler" supersonic bomber built by Convair was it's external method of carrying weapons. Instead of the conventional approach of housing bombs inside of it's fuselage, the "Hustler" carried them in an external streamlined 'pod'. This is the two stage pod which carried fuel in the lower section and large yield H-bomb in the upper section. The pod sections could be dropped separately or at the same time. 
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