CONVAIR B-58 HUSTLER

B-58 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, California, USA
Model: Model 4
Designation: B-58
Name: Hustler
First official flight: (XB-58) 11/11/1956
Factory production period: 1956 - 1962
Primary service period: 1960 - 1969
Last official flight: (B-58A) 16/01/1970

B-58 VARIANTS

1956 Model 4 XB-58 2  
1957 Model 4 YB-58A 11  
1958  Model 4 YB/RB-58A 17 Total: 030
         
1959 Model 4 B-58A  86  Total: 086

Grand Total: 116

B-58 PRODUCTION

XB-58
Prototype 4-engined, delta wing, supersonic bomber.
Later upgraded to B-58A standards.
Produced 1956 - 1957

Convair Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

55-660, 55-661 1, 2

Total: 002

YB-58A
As XB-58, service test aircraft, engine upgrade.
Later upgraded to B-58A standards.
Produced 1957 - 1958

Convair Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

55-662 / 55-672 3 / 13

Total: 011

YB/RB-58A
As YB-58A, factory conversions with ventral
reconnaissance pod.
Produced 1958 - 1959

Convair Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

58-1007 / 58-1023 14 / 30

Total: 017

20 additional airframes cancelled.

B-58A
As YB-58A, tail cannon, various improvements.
Produced 1958 - 1962

Convair Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

59-2428 / 59-2463 31 / 66  
60-1110 / 60-1129 67 / 86  
61-2051 / 61-2080 87 / 116

Total: 086

B-58B / C - Projected developments of B-58A, cancelled.
B-58D / E - Projected Interceptor / bomber versions, cancelled.

Grand Total: 116

B-58 CONVERSIONS

USAF

NB-58A 1 YB-58A, 1959, conversion as engine testbed, project cancelled
before testing began.
TB-58A 8 7 B-58A / 1 RB-58A, 1959-1969, dual control operational trainers.

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