The Convair B Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. Later on, four additional external hardpoints were added to allow five weapons to be carried. Replacing the Boeing B Stratojet strategic bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters. The B was notorious for its sonic boom , which was often heard by the public as it passed overhead in supersonic flight. The introduction of highly-accurate Soviet surface-to-air missiles forced the B into a low-level-penetration role that severely limited its range and strategic value, and it was never employed to deliver conventional bombs. This resulted in only a brief operational career between and when the B was succeeded by the smaller, swing-wing FBA.
Shock absorbing front caster forks improve operator comfort and provide a more even cut, especially over uneven terrain and at higher speeds. Raise and lower the deck with the flip of a switch. This electric lift kit consists of simple bolt on hardware and switch installation. Show All Hide Additional Attachments. See All Financing Options.