B58 Hustler v1.0 for X-Plane 6.40/6.51 - development of the B58 began in 1951 with 161 planes delivered to SAC between 1960 and 1970. Americas first supersonic jet bomber (mach 2+) the B58 was designed for high speed delivery of nuclear or conventional weapons from long range as a compliment to the B52 subsonic bomber. One of the most sophisticated planes ever developed, the B58 set many speed and altitude records some of which remain unbroken today. With a gross takeoff weight of 163000 lbs the B58 could cary as much as 101000 lbs of fuel (that's almost 60% of the gross weight). One of the most computerized aircraft ever built, the B58 is amazingly easy to fly without any computer assistance (except the one used to run the x-plane simulator). Go to the attached web sit for the fascinating story of the B58 Hustler.
Wing span: 56 ft. 10 in (17.32 m)
Length: 96 ft. 9 in (29.49 m)
Height: 31 ft. 5 in (9.58 m)
Wing Area: 1,542 sq ft (470 sq m)
Empty: 55,560 lb (25,201 kg)
Max T/O: 163,000 lb (73,935 kg)
Maximum Speed: 1,321 mph (2,125 km/h) @ 63,150 ft (19,248 m)
Combat Ceiling: 63,150 ft (19,248 m)
Record Ceiling: 85,360 ft (26,017 m)
Combat Radius: 1,750 miles (2,816 km) to,
5,577 miles (8,975 km) with inflight refueling
Four General Electric J79-GE-1 turbojet engines
rated at 10,500 st. or 16,000 st. with afterburners.
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