The B-58 Hustler bomber launched with thirty tons of thrust in 1956 under the US Air Force supersonic bomber program. It was one of the major contributors to the war effort during the Cold War, and it helped keep America a free country during those difficult times. Its delta-wing design and four General Electric J79 afterburners allowed it to fly high altitudes during the early years of the Cold War. The Hustler Bomber’s thunderous roar as it took off the runway with its powerful turbojet engines served as fair warning for enemy aircraft that were unlucky enough to face the B-58’s wrath. Although it was phased out of the US Air Force fleet, it served as a model for further bomber and turbojet development.
Being the first US Air Force supersonic bomber, the B-58 Hustler bomber is a hallmark of bomber aircraft excellence. Add this replica to your desktop model aircraft collection and marvel at its unique features, together with your friends and co-collectors. Enjoy a visual experience as you discuss its sophisticated inertial guidance navigation and bombing systems. With its simple yet ferocious delta dart-like appearance, you can never go wrong with the Hustler Bomber aircraft replica in your collection.