573160 Herpa U.S. Air Force Convair XB-58 Hustler – B-58 Test Force – 55-0661 “Mach-in-Boid”

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573160
Herpa 1/200th scale
U.S. Air Force
Convair XB-58 Hustler
B-58 Test Force
55-0661
“Mach-in-Boid”

RRP  £54.00

Model Description

Herpa 1/200th scale 573160 U.S. Air Force Convair XB-58 Hustler – B-58 Test Force – 55-0661 “Mach-in-Boid”. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

To this day, the sleek delta-winged Convair B-58 Hustler with its slim coke-bottle fuselage remains a fascinating aircraft. 55-0661 was the second prototype of Convair’s Mach-2 strategic bomber and took off on its maiden flight on February 16, 1957. Nicknamed “Mach-in-Boid”, she was extensively used for tests and evaluation, among several other firsts, being the first “Hustler” to conduct inflight refueling tests, the first to carry the unique combined fuel tank/weapons pod, or the first to test in-flight emergency ejection at supersonic speeds using a pressurized escape pod.

RRP  £54.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: 573160

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