The B-58 Hustler was the first operational supersonic jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. The aircraft was designed by Convair and developed for the United States Air Force for service in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the 1960s. The B-58 replaced the B-47 medium bomber, and 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. Singer John Denver's father, Colonel Henry J. Deutschendorf, Sr., USAF, held several speed records as a B-58 pilot. A total of 116 B-58s were produced: 30 trial aircraft and 86 production B-58A models.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/72 Scale Model
- 9.75 Inch Wingspan
- 16.75 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood