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Convair B-58 Hustler

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The B-58 was the USAF first supersonic bomber, the type set a total of 19 world speed records. A total of 136 were ordered and served from 1956 until the 1970s.

General:

Type: Bomber

Crew: 3

Seating: 3

First Flight:

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

96' 10"

31' 5"

56' 10"

 - lbs.

163000 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

4

15500 hp per engine

General Electric J79

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

4400 miles

1325 mph

610 mph

- ft/sec

64800 ft

Armament:

1x20mm cannon, nuclear weapons in pod or underwing pylons

     

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