The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. It was able to carry five nuclear weapons; four on pylons and one in a combination bomb/fuel pod under the fuselage. Soviet surface-to-air missiles forced the B-58 into a low-level-penetration role that severely limited its range and strategic value. It had only a brief operational career between 1960 and 1970 and was succeeded by the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark.

Convair B-58A Hustler
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Convair B-58A Hustler

Code: B8072B3W

$199.95

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Product Description

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Desktop Model Convair B-58A Hustler
Scale 1/72 Wing Span 9 3/4" Length 16 3/4"
This model is made of select kiln-dried Philippine mahogany wood and comes with a stand.