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Herpa 1:200 Wings 570749
Convair B-58A Hustler Diecast Model
USAF 43rd BW, Carswell AFB, TX

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Convair B-58A Hustler   5.75"   3.5"


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Two SAC bomb wings operated the B-58 during its operational service: the 43d Bombardment Wing, based at Carswell AFB, Texas from 1960 to 1964, and Little Rock AFB, Arkansas from 1964 to 1970; and the 305th Bombardment Wing, based at Bunker Hill AFB (later Grissom AFB), Indiana from 1961 to 1970. From March 1960 to July 1961, the 43rd operated a combat-crew training school for B-58 aircrews, and, from July 1962 until late 1969 it served as one of two SAC B-58 wings with a strategic-bombardment mission. During the 1960s the wing established world-flight speed records in the B-58, beginning on 12 January 1961, when it set six international speed and payload records on a single flight, five of which were held by the Soviet Union. Three of these records lasted only two days, when they were broken by another 43rd Hustler, which flew over a 1,000 km closed course with a payload of 2,000 kg at an average speed of 1284.73 mph, simultaneously breaking the 1,000 kg and no payload records.

Convair B-58A Hustler

Designed as a supersonic strategic medium-range bomber, the B-58 was first flown on November 11th, 1956. Convair applied much of the experience they had gained from developing delta-winged supersonic fighters to the design. A unique feature of the aircraft was the use of a jettisonable centerline pod which not only contained additional fuel for the aircraft but also housed the nuclear payload or specialized reconnaisance equipment. The Hustler became the United States' first operational supersonic bomber when it entered service in 1960 but was retired just 10 years later when Soviet missile technology canceled out any advantage the aircraft had over the exisiting B-52 fleet.

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Herpa 1:200 Wings

The Herpa "1:200 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Herpa "1:200 Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Some releases feature interchangeable open/closed canopies.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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