Anyway, I rescued my Lab/Chow mix from Katrina. i don't know what he'd do in a real situation but he sure looks and sounds like you don't want to mess with him.
Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
Vic, I've sat in on several maintenance debriefings where pilots complained about yaw damper system stability problems "above Mach 3". The autopilot system was my area of specialty. The "official" top speed was considerably slower. You're right about the cruise speed being a lot less than low-level bomb runs. The B-58 was a one-way ride to the target in full afterburner- - - -no gas to get home, and no home to come back to. The reason they were based at Little Rock and Bunker Hill was so we could have the maximum scramble time before the nuke-tipped Russian missiles started landing- - - -a whole 14 minutes to get the alert pad birds airborne!
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