BA Accident Report. At p. Simultaneously he checked to make sure the aircraft was trimmed and in level flight. Moments later — after acknowledging radio contact with a ground monitoring team at Convair in Ft. Capable of cruising at twice the speed of sound Mach 2. This was a tall order for the time.
While the aircraft never saw combat, its high performance was an effective deterrent to the Soviet threat. The Hustler was very sophisticated for it's time and was the fastest strategic bomber on the planet. Contrary to popular belief the Hustler was relatively straight forward to fly so long as it was flown within it's limits. It entered service in , and served just ten years, with the last aircraft being mothballed in Five short years later, all stored B Hustlers were sold for scrap, marking the end the line for a short-lived but glorious part of USAF history. Screenshots, click to enlarge Models and Textures 5 models and 6 texture sets in version 1. This Developers enhancement is available at no charge to make the flying characteristics just that bit more challenging.
The Convair B was the first supersonic bomber built in the West. The Boeing B and its bigger brother, the B Stratofortress, developed in the early years after World War II, represented the application of jet power to conventional bombing concepts of the day. Still traveling at subsonic speeds, the two big Boeings were intended to penetrate enemy air space at great altitudes, and were originally designed to carry conventional bombs.
One is the aircraft as it might have been delivered in anti-radiation white with standard roundels, the other a later low-level strike camouflage. Both are decorated as No. Convair actively sought to sell the aircraft abroad in the late 's in a light-weight stripped out version.