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B-58 Hustler

Convair's Cold War Mach 2 Bomber by Doyle, David Code: 60300 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publication date: 01/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021 Price: AU $29.99
The Convair B-58 Hustler, with its distinctive delta wing shape, would become the world's first supersonic bomber, and the first aircraft to fly to Mach 2. With development beginning in 1949, the B-58, which could not carry conventional weapons, would become part of the US nuclear arsenal during the height of the Cold War. Although these bombers were initially considered difficult to operate, in time the hand-chosen crews who flew them came to love and respect the aircraft. Throughout the 1960s, crews flying the B-58 set numerous speed and distance records. These planes were tremendously expensive to operate, and it was budget issues that forced the early retirement of the bomber. The story of this historic aircraft is told through carefully researched photos, which are reproduced in remarkable clarity. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, unlock the secrets of this aircraft. AUTHOR: David Doyle, author of over 125 books, produces aircraft books that are noted for their thorough coverage of historic warplanes, and he has a celebrated ability to locate rare vintage imagery. SELLING POINTS: Chronicles the design, development, and wartime use of the iconic Mach 2 Convair B-58 Hustler Covers evolution from the YB-58 through record-setting flights to final retirement and preservation in museums Profusely illustrated with rare archival photographs, including previously unpublished images 158 colour and b/w photographs
Format: Hardback
Pages: 112
Illustration: COLOUR SECTION(S)
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 229mm X 229mm
Code: 60300