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Lindberg Firepower Series B-58 Hustler Bomber

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1:64 Scale
Firepower Series B-58 Hustler Bomber
Lindberg 70540

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Lindberg

Lindberg Firepower Series B-58 Hustler Bomber

- Scale: 1:64
- Skill Level: 2
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $22.73

Item Description

The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational supersonic jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. The aircraft was designed by Convair engineer Robert H. Widmer and developed for the United States Air Force for service in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the 1960s. It used a delta wing, which was also employed by Convair fighters such as the F-102, with four J79 engines in pods under the wing. It carried a nuclear weapon and fuel in a large pod under the fuselage rather than in an internal bomb bay. Replacing the B-47 medium bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters. The B-58 received a great deal of notoriety due to its sonic boom, which was often heard by the public as it passed overhead in supersonic flight.

The introduction of highly accurate Soviet surface-to-air missiles forced the B-58 into a low-level penetration role that severely limited its range and strategic value, and it was never employed to deliver conventional bombs. This led to a brief operational career between 1960 and 1969, when the B-58 was succeeded by the smaller, swing-wing FB-111A.


Lindberg Model Kits
UPC: 858280705401
Lindberg 70540

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