Convair B-58 Hustler

B-58 navigator recalls doing more bomb runs than anyone in the Hustler on one mission, being on nuclear alert during Cuban Missile Crisis

B-58 navigator recalls doing more bomb runs than anyone in the Hustler on one mission, being on nuclear alert during Cuban Missile Crisis

The B-58 Hustler The US Air Force’s first operational supersonic bomber, the B-58 made its initial flight on Nov. 11, 1956. In… Read More

3 weeks ago

B-58 navigator recalls his pilot turning in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas

The B-58 Hustler The US Air Force’s first operational supersonic bomber, the B-58 made its initial flight on Nov. 11, 1956. In… Read More

2 months ago

B-58 Attrition: was the Hustler’s High Accident Rate the Reason for its Early Withdrawal?

The B-58 Hustler The B-58 Hustler 4-engined delta wing bomber came into service with the US Air Force (USAF) Strategic… Read More

6 months ago

The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype

Thanks to the massive B-36, Convair easily transported the XB-58 prototype by air from Ft. Worth TX to Wright-Patterson Air… Read More

2 years ago

The B-58 Mach 2 bomber was Sexy, but Hard to Fly. Here’s why the Hustler was one of the most controversial designs in history of aviation.

Although the B-58 had its issues pilots and crews were in awe of it. Flying the Hustler was the pinnacle… Read More

3 years ago

Electric Hustlers and the B-58A’s only Flight over Cuba during the Missile Crisis

Ironically, the B-58A's only operational strategic mission in a conflict situation was a Quick Check reconnaissance flight by aircraft 55-0668… Read More

5 years ago

Convair Wanted to Transform the B-58 into a Supersonic Airliner. And to Store 5 Passengers in Hustler’s MB-1C Pod.

Although it did not propose a large SST of the size that Lockheed and North American were studying, Convair suggested… Read More

5 years ago

IMPRESSIVE VIDEO SHOWS B-58 HUSTLER EJECTION CAPSULE TEST

When the B-58 Hustler entered service in 1961 the crew members had typical ejection seats, but to improve aircrew survivability… Read More

7 years ago