Convair B-58A Hustler

Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Convair B-58A Hustler (1959-1970)
Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
February 21, 2008

Only 116 B-58’s were built (at a cost of $12,440,000 USD per unit).  The short operational history of this aircraft was the result of the development by very accurate SAM’s by the Soviet Union.  The B-58 had a maximum speed of 1,319 mph at 40,000 feet and a service ceiling of 63,400 feet.

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