Capt. William L. Polhemus

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE B-58 HAS BRIDGED MORE technological gaps than any operational manned aircraft to date and has done so in less time than any prior project of its magnitude. Not all the obstacles have been engineering difficulties. I would like to emphasize that some of the most frustrating have been in the field of human relations: how to convince people of the value of the bomber, learning how to use the equipment properly, and then convincing those in the top managerial positions that what we have learned is important and useful to the development of modern weapons systems, and, most important, to the welfare of the United States. The Hustler is a tremendous performer, versatile far beyond the expectations of those who designed and built it. Low or high, fast or slow, the entire weapons system performs with a high precision despite its relatively short development period.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 1
Pages: 40 - 47
Cite this article: Polhemus, Capt. William L., "THE B-58 AS A COMPETITOR IN SAC'S BOMBING- NAVIGATION CONTEST", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 1961, pp. 40-47.
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