B58 Hustler: Legends of Warfare HC
B-58 Hustler: Convair’s Cold War Mach 2 Bomber: Legends of Warfare hardcover
The Convair B-58 Hustler, with its distinctive delta wing shape, would become the world's first supersonic bomber, and the first aircraft to fly to Mach 2. With development beginning in 1949, the B-58, which could not carry conventional weapons, would become part of the US nuclear arsenal during the height of the Cold War. Although these bombers were initially considered difficult to operate, in time the hand-chosen crews who flew them came to love and respect the aircraft. Throughout the 1960s, crews flying the B-58 set numerous speed and distance records. These planes were tremendously expensive to operate, and it was budget issues that forced the early retirement of the bomber. Today there are only a handful of remaining examples, all of which are on display in the US.
Published 2021, 112 pages, 192 colour and black & white photographs, hardcover, 9" x 9"
Started in 2017, The Legends of Warfare series by Schiffer series covers Aviation, Naval and Ground forces including aircraft of all types in a beautiful 9” x 9” hardcover format. Predominantly covering military aircraft from all eras, more volumes are being added each season. Each book is a concise history of a particular type of aircraft, well illustrated with over 100 black and white and colout photogrpahs, and black & white line drawings and plans. Page counts vary depending on the aircraft, and some types are covered two volumes.
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