B-58 Air Cart

B-58 Air Cart

Joined: February 28th, 2005, 9:06 pm

February 10th, 2012, 6:46 am #1

Does anybody have photos , and know the nomenclature of the USAF aircart used for the B-58.
thanks
Scott
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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 7:44 am

February 10th, 2012, 2:42 pm #2

During that period, the most commonly-used piece of AGE equipment for supplying air was the "Dash Sixty". This AGE unit was turbine-powered and supplied both electrical power and air. Also, during the life of the B-58, AGE would have been painted yellow, rather that OD, as seen later.
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Joined: November 1st, 2006, 9:07 pm

February 10th, 2012, 3:39 pm #3

didn't come into being until Vietnam and took some time to become the "normal" as new equipment was being spec'd in that color and base AGE Shop repainted the old units.

They were yellow to make them visible on the ramp to prevent both aircraft and vehicles from running into them. Yes, both had collisions with AGE even when they were yellow!
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Joined: December 24th, 2002, 10:24 pm

February 10th, 2012, 11:03 pm #4

Does anybody have photos , and know the nomenclature of the USAF aircart used for the B-58.
thanks
Scott
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Joined: October 22nd, 2006, 1:08 am

February 11th, 2012, 11:40 am #5

Does anybody have photos , and know the nomenclature of the USAF aircart used for the B-58.
thanks
Scott
A/M32A-60A (or B)

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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 7:44 am

February 11th, 2012, 2:35 pm #6

Those Dash Sixties were a pain to position; AGE would drop them off, but they usually needed to be pushed a bit to the right spot (where the air hose and electrical cord would reach the aircraft). In the pic, three guys can be seen manhandling the unit to position it, because the unit was broken. Dash Sixties came with an electric drive system, operated by the tow tongue; this drive system rarely worked, and I think AGE simply disconnected the drive system after a while because they didn't want to mess with it. This was a pain because the units were very heavy to push manually, and we avionics guys were weaklings!
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