B-58 Hustler: Convair's Cold War Mach 2 Bomber (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #42) (Hardcover)

B-58 Hustler: Convair's Cold War Mach 2 Bomber (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #42) By David Doyle Cover Image

B-58 Hustler: Convair's Cold War Mach 2 Bomber (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #42) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 42 in the Legends of Warfare: Aviation series.

The Convair B-58 Hustler, with its distinctive delta wing shape, would become the world's first supersonic bomber, and the first aircraft to fly to Mach 2.
  • With development beginning in 1949, the B-58, which could not carry conventional weapons, would become part of the US nuclear arsenal during the height of the Cold War.
  • Although these bombers were initially considered difficult to operate, in time the hand-chosen crews who flew them came to love and respect the aircraft.
  • Throughout the 1960s, crews flying the B-58 set numerous speed and distance records. These planes were tremendously expensive to operate, and it was budget issues that forced the early retirement of the bomber.
  • Today there are only a handful of remaining examples, all of which are on display in the US.
  • Illustrated with rare archival photographs, including previously unpublished images.

Written by prolific military author David Doyle, this book is part of the very popular Legends of Warfare: Aviation series.

Product Details ISBN: 9780764361319
ISBN-10: 0764361317
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2021
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Aviation