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Convair B-58 Hustler

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First flown on 11 November 1956, the Hustler was the first bomber to exceed Mach 1.  The pod underneath the fuselage carried fuel and a nuclear weapon.  Leaving the target in it's "clean" configuration, the B-58 could exceed Mach 2.  The Hustler was withdrawn from service in 1970.




Type: Bomber
Engines: four 15,600 lb (7076 kg) thrust General Electric J79-GE-5A turbojets

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