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2017-11-20

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BB58A10  Hassler

 
     
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Related pages :
 B-58A Hustler Background
 11.103.Bombers
 77.403.Internal.Bombs
 

INTRODUCTION

The Convair B-58A was a Mach 2 nuclear bomber used by the USAF in the 1960s in two Bomber Wings.  Initially, it carried a single warload in combined fuel/weapon MB-1C pod.  Out of the 103 production airframes, 17 were ordered as RB-58A strategic reconnaissance bomber which were scheduled to be equipped with a specific MC-1A photo-reconnaissance pod.  The cancellation of th MC-1A programme lead these airframes to  be converted to standard B-58A bombers.  However, as from 1964 the 43rd BW operated a modified MB-1C pod turned into a low altitude photo-reconnaissance suite, the LA-331, with 48 of the 43rd BW airframes being modified to operate them.

The weight breakdown of the strike pod could be seen as follows :

MB-1C (empty) 2,500 lb
Warhead W39Y1-1 8,260 lb 10,760 lb
Fuel (JP-4) 4,172 US gal 27,327 lb 38,087 lb

Some time during its operational life, the B-58A were donned with a two compartments pod carrying less fuel, and with underwing pylons to carry a total of four Mk43 nuclear bombs to supplement the single weapon carried internally.  The carrying and release of conventional weapons from these pylons was tested and cleared but the idea of using the type for low altitude conventional strike was abandoned.

Country

Op Role

QTY

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
-

43d BW

64 Sq

BB

16

B-58A

Carswell AFB

1960 1970         1960 == == == == == == ==
-

-

64 Sq

BB

16

B-58A

-

1960 1970         1960 == == == == == == ==
-

-

65 Sq

BB

16

B-58A

-

1960 1970         1960 == == == == == == ==
-

-

-

BR

(48)

RB-58A

-

1964 1970                 1964 == == ==
-

305th BW

364 Sq

BB

16

B-58A

Bunker Hill AFB

1961 1970           1961 == == == == == ==
-

-

365 Sq

BB

16

B-58A

-

1961 1970           1961 == == == == == ==
-

-

366 Sq

BB

16

B-58A

-

1961 1970           1961 == == == == == ==

The Hassler  in Atlantic Air Combat™

With "nuclear strike" not really being part of the game, the BB58A10 will be referred to under a single designations.  It will fulfill diffrent roles, according to loadouts :

BB58A10/AAC* Hassler Interception weapons carried externally (missiles) - * : various loadouts
BB58A10/ASS* Hassler Anti-Shipping weapons carried externally (missiles) - * : various loadouts
BB58A10/ATT* Hassler Strike/Attack weapons carried externally (missiles) - * : various loadouts
BB58A10/BB** Hassler Bomber weapons carried externally (conventional bombs) - * : various loadouts
BB58A10/BBN1 Hassler Bomber weapons carried externally (nuclear bombs)
BB58A10/FREE Hassler Free flight loaout no weapons - no ventral pod
BB58A10/REC1 Hassler Photo-Reconnaissance photo-reconnaissance suite in pod

DETAILED AAC SPECIFICATIONS

Aircraft.ID     B-58A BB58A10
Aircraft.NAME     Hustler Hassler
GENERAL 2 2 2 2 3 12 28 12 28
AAC Category - - Bomber Bomber
Genre - - Jet Jet
Sub-Genre - - Mach 2+ Mach 2+
Carrier.Capable YES/NO - no no
Launch=No.cat YES/NO - no no
Propulsion: Main - jet jet
Propulsion: Aux. - JATO RATO
Pressurized YES/NO - yes yes
DIMENSIONS B-58A BB58A10
Length   - 96'04" 96"04"
Span   - 56'10" 56'10"
Height   - 29'11" 29'11"
Body Ø W×H - - -
EQUIPMENT B-58A BB58A10
Avionics: Radar ID - ASR97
Avionics: IRST ID - //
Avionics: Warn ID MD-7 APQ54
Avionics: Sonobuoy ID // //
Engine-1:ID   ID J79-GE-5A J79G0700
Engine-1:Type   - jet jet
Engine-1:Nbr   - 4 4
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military - 10 300 lbf 10 000 lbf
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra - 15 600 lbf 15 800 lbf
Engine-1:Prop Diam - - // - //
Engine-1:SFC1 lbs/hr*hp Mass - -
Engine-1:SFC1 gal/hr*lbf Vol - -
Engine-1:SFC2 lbs/hr*hp Mass - -
Engine-1:SFC2 gal/hr*lbf Vol - -
Engine-2:ID   ID JATO RATO4040
Engine-2:Type   - - rocket
Engine-2:Nbr   - - 12
Engine-2:Pwr1 Military - - 4 000 lbf
Engine-2:Note   - - 40 seconds
FEATURES B-58A BB58A10
Engine-1: Reverse - no no
IFR:boom Fixed - no no
IFR:boom Retract - no no
IFR:receptacle - - Yes Yes
IFR:receptacle Doors - Yes Yes
Air.Brakes - - Yes Yes
Flaps - - no no
Landing.Gear - - Yes Yes
L-Gear retract Retract - Yes Yes
Arresting.Hook - - no no
Brake.Chute - - Yes Yes
Wingfold Powered - no no
Canopy Opening - no no
Nav.Lights - - Yes Yes
Extinguisers - - Yes Yes
Bomb/Cargo Doors - no no
Search.Light - - no no
Crew - Q 3 3
Egress Pilot - Eject Eject
Egress Navigator - Eject Eject
Egress Gunner/T - Eject Eject
Aircraft.ID     B-58A BB58A10
Aircraft.NAME     Hustler Hassler
11 2 2 2 2 3 12 28 12 28
INTERNAL WEAPONS B-58A BB58A10
Recce.Pack Inbuilt × Q       Yes
Gun.Turret:T Tail × Q 1 T-171E-3   M61A
FUEL:INTERNAL B-58A BB58A10
Fuel:Internal 10 924 US gal 9 096 gal 9 096 gal
Fuel:Extra   4 172 US gal 3474 gal 3 474 gal
WEIGHTS & LOADS B-58A BB58A10
Weight:Basic Empty - - 55 650 lb - 55 650 lb
Crew: 200 lb/@ - 3 600 lb 3 600 lb
Fuel:Int.Std gal×7.866 - 9 096 gal 71 549 lb 9 096 gal 71 549 lb
Fuel:Int.Extra gal×7.866 - 3474 gal ¹0 lb 3 474 gal ¹0 lb
Gun.Turret:T rpg - 1200 rpg 847 lb 1200 rpg 847 lb
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 128 646 lb 128 646 lb
INTERNAL LOAD OPTIONS 0 lb 0 lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal   0 lb 0 lb
EXTERNAL LOAD OPTIONS 48 000 lb 49 000 lb
Pylons:W5:Body Outer Port - // - 1 000 lb
Pylons:W1:Body Inner Port - 5 000 lb - 4 500 lb
Pylons:F0:Body Central - W39Y1 (incl.) 38 087 lb Cameras (incl.) 38 087 lb
Pylons:W2:Body Inner Stb - 5 000 lb - 4 500 lb
Pylons:W6:Body Outer Port - // - 1 000 lb
Sub-Total-3 External - 48 087 lb 49 087 lb
WEIGHTS & LOADS SUMS B-58A BB58A10
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 128 646 lb 128 646 lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal   0 lb 0 lb
Sub-Total-3 External - 48 087 lb 49 087 lb
Weight:Total - - 176 733 lb 177 733 lb
Weight:MTOW - - 176 890 lb 177 500 lb
PERFORMANCES B-58A BB58A10
Speed: rotation knot 205.kn 205.kn
Speed: takeoff knot .kn 225.kn
Speed: max/SL knot 602.kn 600.kn
Speed: max/ALT knot 1 262.kn 1265.kn
Speed: cruise knot 521.kn 520.kn
Speed: approach knot .kn 245.kn
Speed: landing knot 195.kn 195.kn
Speed: stall/F00 knot .kn 190.kn
Speed: stall/F15 knot // //
Speed: stall/F35 knot // //
Climb.rate ft/min   38 650.ft/min 38 650.ft/min
Ceiling - ft 63 400.ft 63 400.ft
TakeOff Run - m 2 400.m 2 400.m
Landing Run Brakes m 800.m 1 500.m
Landing Run Chute m .m 800.m
Range:   9096 gal Standard nmi // 2 967.nmi
Range: 12570 gal Extra nmi 4 100.nmi 4 100.nmi

LOADOUT OPTIONS

The matter is examined in detail elswhere (Armament) with mainly the association of AAC weapons and pylons being mentioned here, followed by tentative loadouts :

AAC/ID       Max 50 000 lb   - - W6 - W2 - - F0 - - W1 - W5 - -  
Name Weapon lbs/@ Note Qty lbs/T   - - 1000lb - 4000lb - - 38klb - - 4000lb - 1000lb - -  
Fuel/Rec MC-1H 38000 lb 3474.gal 1 38 000 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk081 250 lb 15×TER 45 11 250 lb   - -
×1
-
×3
- -
×7
- -
×3
-
×1
- -  
Bombs Mk082 500 lb 15×TER 43 21 500 lb   - -
×1
-
×3
- -
×7
- -
×3
-
×1
- -  
Bombs Mk117 750 lb 7×TER 29 21 750 lb   - -
×1
-
×3
- -
×7
- -
×3
-
×1
- -  
Bombs Mk083 1000 lb 5×TER 21 21 000 lb   - -
×1
-
×2
- -
×5
- -
×2
-
×1
- -  
Bombs Mk084 2000 lb - 7 14 000 lb   - - - -
×2
- -
×3
- -
×2
- - - -  
Bombs Mk118 3000 lb - 5 15 000 lb   - - - - - - -
×5
- - - - - - -  
Bombs B43M1 2060 lb 4 8 240 lb   - - - -
×2
- - - - -
×2
- - - -  
Missile AAM07E 435 lb A-to-A 4 1 740 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missile AAM09B 155 lb A-to-A 4 620 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missiles
Mixed
AAM07E
AAM09B
435 lb
155 lb
A-to-A
A-to-A
2
2
1 180 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missile ARM45A 390 lb A/Radar 4 1 560 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missiles
Mixed
ARM45A
AAM09B
390 lb
155 lb
A/Radar
A-to-A
2
2
1 090 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missile AGM45C 390 lb A-to-S 4 1 560 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missiles
Mixed
ARM45C
AAM09B
390 lb
155 lb
A/Radar
A-to-A
2
2
1 090 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Missile AAM47A 818 lb A-to-A 4 3 272 lb   - - - -
×2
- - - - -
×2
- - - -  
Missile AGM12C 1785 lb A-to-S 4 7 140 lb   - - - -
×2
- - - - -
×2
- - - -  
Missile ARM76A 940 lb A/Radar 4 3 760 lb   - - - -
×2
- - - - -
×2
- - - -  
Rockets RP7036 1222 lb 70mm =  lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
Gun Pod G1M61A 1702 lb 20mm =  lb   - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Tentative Loadouts     Max 50 000 lb   - - W6 - W2 - - F0 - - W1 - W5 - -  
Free Flight 2967 nmi                                  
/FREE na // // // //   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Medium Range Tactical Bombing 2967 nmi                                  
/BB1S Mk081 250 lb Bombs (×45) 11250 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB2S Mk082 500 lb Bombs (×43) 21500 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB3S Mk117 750 lb Bombs (×29) 21750 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB4S Mk083 1000 lb Bombs (×21) 21000 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB5S Mk084 2000 lb Bombs (×7) 14000 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB6S Mk118 3000 lb Bombs (×5) 15000 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Long Range Stategic Bombing 4100 nmi                                  
/BB1L Mk081 250 lb Bombs (×24) 44000 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB2L Mk082 500 lb Bombs (×22) 49000 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB3L Mk117 750 lb Bombs (×8) 44000 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB4L Mk083 1000 lb Bombs (×6) 44000 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
/BB5L Mk084 2000 lb Bombs (×4) 46000 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - -  
/BBN1 B43M1 2060 lb Bombs (×4) 46240 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Low Altitude Attack 2967 nmi                                  
/ATT1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 12530 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
  AAM09B 155 lb Missiles (×4) 1640 lb   - - (2) - - - - - - - - - (2) - -  
  AGM12C 1785 lb Missiles (×4) 7140 lb   - - - - (4) - - - - - (4) - - - -  
  Mk117 750 lb Bombs (×5) 3750 lb   - - - - - - - (5) - - - - - - -  
/ATT2 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 11840 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
  RP7036 1222 lb Rockets (×4) 4888 lb   - - (1) - (1) - - - - - (1) - (1) - -  
  G1M61A 1702 lb Gunpod (×1) 1702 lb   - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - -  
  Mk117 750 lb Bombs (×7) 5250 lb   - - - - (2) - - (3) - - (2) - - - -  
/ATT3 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 10486 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
  AAM09B 155 lb A-to-A (×2) 310 lb   - - (1) - - - - - - - - - (1) - -  
  AGM45C 390 lb AGM (×2) 780 lb   - - (1) - - - - - - - - - (1) - -  
  RP7036 1222 lb Rockets (×2) 2444 lb   - - - - (1) - - - - - (1) - (1) - -  
  G1M61A 1702 lb Gunpod (×1) 1702 lb   - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - -  
  Mk117 750 lb Bombs (×7) 5250 lb   - - - - (2) - - (3) - - (2) - - - -  
Anti-Shipping Strike 4100 nmi                                  
/ASS1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 46700 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
  ARM45A 390 lb ARM (×4) 1560 lb   - - (2) - - - - - - - - - (2) - -  
  AGM12C 1785 lb Missiles (×4) 7140 lb   - - - - (2) - - - - - (2) - - - -  
  MC-1H 38000 lb Fuel/Rec (×1) 38000 lb   - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - -  
Long Range Missile Strike 4100 nmi                                  
/ARM1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 43640 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
  ARM76A 940 lb A/Radar (×6) 5640 lb   - - (1) - (2) - - - - - (2) - (1) - -  
  MC-1H 38000 lb Fuel/Rec (×1) 38000 lb   - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - -  
Long Range Interceptor 4100 nmi                                  
/AAC1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 42572 lb   - - - - - - - - - -  
  AAM07E 435 lb A-to-A (×2) 870 lb   - - (1) - - - - - - - - - (1) - -  
  AAM09B 155 lb A-to-A (×2) 310 lb   - - (1) - - - - - - - - - (1) - -  
  AAM47A 818 lb A-to-A (×4) 3392 lb   - - - - (2) - - - - - (2) - - - -  
  MC-1H 38000 lb Fuel/Rec (×1) 38000 lb   - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - -  
Long Range Photo Reconnaissance 4100 nmi                                  
/REC1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 38310 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - -  
  AAM09B 155 lb A-to-A (×2) 310 lb   - - (1) - - - - - - - - - (1) - -  
  MC-1H 38000 lb Fuel/Rec (×1) 38000 lb   - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - -  
 
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