by Raymond Biesinger in New Trends on Thursday 17 January 2013

The Convair B-58 Hustler was the USA’s most sexually frustrated atomic bomber. Designed for speed and height, it was a beautiful thing sporting an innovative delta-wing and lines that still appeal today. It’s a great looking jet, even with a half-its-size bomb strapped to its underside. But just a few years after its introduction in 1960 new anti-aircraft Soviet missiles forced it to fly low and slow under their radar, safe but boringly. The poor thing.