The Convair B Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. Replacing the Boeing B Stratojet medium bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters.
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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The MF Power Rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry. So successful were the Convair aerodynamicists at managing supersonic flight that on October 15, , the first production Hustler flew faster than Mach 2 for more than an hour.
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