FSX/P3D – Convair B-58 Hustler Updated. The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. The aircraft was developed for the United States Air Force for service in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the 1960s. It used a delta wing, which was also employed by Convair fighters such as the F-102, with four General Electric J79 engines in underwing pods. It carried five nuclear weapons; four on pylons under the wings, and one nuclear weapon and fuel in a combination bomb/fuel pod under the fuselage, rather than in an internal bomb bay. Replacing the Boeing B-47 Stratojet medium bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters. The B-58 was notorious for its sonic boom, which was often heard by the public as it passed overhead in supersonic flight.
The package is an FSX/P3d (V.3) update of my previous update, now including the original livery and two new Camo repaints. VC and 2D panel are now equipped with new (more authentic) gauges with GPS, radios and radar in the popup windows. Automatic smoke and afterburner added. Thanks to Massimo Altieri for the original FS2004 model and to Philippe Wallaert for some of the gauges as well as to the unknown designers of the other gauges used with this update. Also thanks to Erwin Welker for the 2D panel design.
Panel updates, smoke and afterburner configuration as well as new Camo repaints by Michael Pook