The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first supersonic bomber to enter operational service with the USAF. 116 were built, of which 86 entered service (the other 30 were test aircraft, prototypes etc.). The B-58 was in service from 1960 to 1970 as a frontline nuclear deterrent. It was one of the assets of the Strategic Air Command… Read More Supersonic “Greased Lightning”: The Convair B-58 Hustler!
July 21st, 2012 The backbone of the United States Air Force is long-range strategic bombers. Today this duty falls to the Rockwell B-1 Lancer,the venerable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and the Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit. The Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Expo 2012 displayed the “Big 3” strategic bombers in flight (saturday only). There is always something special about seeing these… Read More The “Big 3” bombers of the USAF