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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


B-58 Hustler

Specifications
Manufacturer:Convair Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Fort Worth, Tex
Designation:B-58
Nickname:Hustler
Type:Bomber
Length/Span (ft)96.8/56.8
Wing Area (sq. ft)1,542.5
Weights (lbs):Empty - 55,560
Combat - 82,595
Takeoff - 163,000
No. of Engines:4
Powerplant:J79-GE-5B (with afterburner)
Thrust (each):15,000 lbs
Takeoff ground run (feet) Sea level - 7,850
Over 50-ft obstacle - 13,700
Combat Speed: 503 mph
Max Speed:1147 mph
Rate of climb Sea level - 17,830 feet per minute
Service Ceiling:63,500 ft
Combat radius1400 nautical miles
Guns:1 M-61 Gatling Gun



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