By Bill Yenne
Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler tells the compelling tale of America's aerospace in its heyday, while brands boldly took the initiative to discover futuristic new designs by means of really development and attempt flying airplanes to figure out how good they'd paintings, if in any respect. Convair led the best way during this region with America's merely whole kinfolk of delta-wing airplane that incorporated America's first delta-wing jet, the different XF-92 experimental prototype, the XF2Y-1 jet-powered seaplane, the XFY-1 Pogo turboprop vertical takeoff and touchdown fighter, the F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart supersonic missile-firing interceptors, and the innovative record-breaking four-engine B-58 Hustler the world's first Mach 2 strategic bomber. famous aviation writer invoice Yenne completely records Convair's quest to overcome the aerodynamic mysteries of the delta wing with tales of the dramatic struggles and technological breakthroughs that gave the realm a few of its maximum fighter and bomber plane.
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