Convair, Consolidated Vultee B-58 Hustler

Bomber

Convair B-58A Hustler United States Air Force (USAF) 61-2080 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Convair B-58 Hustler is a four-engine supersonic strategic bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Convair, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. The B-58 was operated by the US Air Force only.
The B-58 was the world's first operational supersonic jet bomber.
Crew3
Propulsion4 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric J79-GE-5A
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
46,3 / 69,4 kN10400 / 15600 lbf
Speed2230 km/h1204 kts
  1386 mph
Service Ceiling18.288 m60.000 ft
Range3.219 km1.738 NM
2.000 mi.
Empty Weight25.202 kg55.561 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight73.936 kg163.000 lbs
Wing Span17,32 m56 ft 10 in
Wing Area143,3 m1542 ft
Length29,49 m96 ft 9 in
Height9,58 m31 ft 5 in
First Flight11.11.1956
Production Statusout of production
Total Production116
Data for (Version)Convair B-58
VariantsB-58A, TB-58A, RB-58A

[Photo-ID: 5351] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Convair B-58A Hustler, United States Air Force (USAF), 59-2458, c/n 61, Karsten Palt, 2012Convair
B-58A Hustler
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 59-2458
c/n: 61
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5350] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Convair B-58A Hustler, United States Air Force (USAF), 59-2458, c/n 61, Karsten Palt, 2012Convair
B-58A Hustler
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 59-2458
c/n: 61
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 10956] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair B-58A Hustler, United States Air Force (USAF), 61-2080, c/n 116, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
B-58A Hustler
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 61-2080
c/n: 116
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10957] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair B-58A Hustler, United States Air Force (USAF), 61-2080, c/n 116, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
B-58A Hustler
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 61-2080
c/n: 116
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]