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Popular Science Article - June 1957

Fastest Bomber gets a ride from the world's biggest.
The supersonic B-58 Hustler takes the air here under the belly of a B-36 in a remarkable transport operation.  Minus its four jet engines and other equipment the delta-winged Hustler was partly tucked into the B-36 bomb bay and flown and flown nonstop from Fort Worth, Texas to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio for extensive tests of air frame strength under extreme temperatures.  To make room for the load, inboard propellers were removed and it flew unable to retract landing gear on four piston and four jet engines.  Both Convairs, the B-58 has a 55 foot wingspan, the B-36, 230 feet.