Convair B-36 – The Ultimate Peacemaker

Six turning and four burning… The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was the primary nuclear weapon strategic bomber of the USAF Strategic Air Command (SAC) from 1948 to 1959 (it started to be replaced in this role from 1955 when the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress was first introduced with all being replaced 1958-1959). The B-36 had a range of 16,000 km (10,000 miles)… Read More Convair B-36 – The Ultimate Peacemaker

Supersonic “Greased Lightning”: The Convair B-58 Hustler!

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!