Thanks again Michel, regardind the missile question perhaps Orionblamblam (Scott for friends...) would have the right answer. I guess that if F-101B or F-106 would carry Genie it would make more sense that B-58D would also carry it, especially if it could carry 4 Genie or a combination of Genie/Falcon. But this is IMHO...Michel Van said:Again glory artwork
on missile question (Genie or Falcon) it would make sense to equip the B-58D with Nuclear anti aircraft missile.
Intersting... but Jay Miller in his book has a caption that states "Long Range Interceptor" for B-58D, so would it make sense for a TAC aircraft?SOC said:It appears the interceptor variant was offered to TAC, not ADC, as it was a multi-mission platform. I think that rules out the Genie. Falcon is possible, but at the time it was also an ADC-only weapon, so maybe they were going with the AIM-7?
Stand off interceptor with long range missiles, similar in some respects to the Missileer, but with a supersonic capability? Perhaps planned for long endurance at subsonic/transonic regimes?SOC said:P. 89: "B-58C...long-range interceptor in a Tactical Air Command environment."
Other sources reports different use for B-58C, that seems to indicate more a bomber rather than an interceptor. For example Wikipedia quotes:SOC said:P. 89: "B-58C...long-range interceptor in a Tactical Air Command environment."
P. 145: "B-58D/E Long Range Interceptor/Tactical Bomber"