(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the CONVAIR B-58A Hustler production variant)
4 x General Electric J79-GE-3B afterburning turbojet engines developing 15,600 lb of thrust each.
(2,126 kph | 1,148 kts)
(19,202 m | 12 mi)
(8,247 km | 15,273 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
1 x 20mm T171 (M61) Gatling-style internal automatic cannon.
1 x Under-fuselage pod carrying up to 19,450 lb of conventional ordnance (drop bombs), nuclear ordnance, or tactical reconnaissance equipment. Supported B43 and B61 series nuclear payloads as well.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (1,321mph).
Graph average of 1,050 miles-per-hour.
CONVAIR B-58A Hustler operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective aerial campaigns / operations / aviation periods.