The B-58 Bomber. Emerging from a Cold War requirement for an aircraft capable of striking targets deep behind the Iron Curtain, the Convair B-58 Hustler was the world's first bomber capable of sustained Mach 2 flight.
This program examines the development of the B-58 in thrilling detail, showing you footage of the first 13 flights of the B-58 program, ballistic missile launches from an airborne Hustler platform, the first flight of the TB-58 trainer version, a 1960 tire failure and subsequent emergency landing, testing at Wright-Patterson AFB and Kirtland AFB, the Blériot Trophy and Bendix Trophy campaigns, and much more. Color and B&W, 3 hrs. 30 min. #00V9456