This is the Convair 58-9 SST- it was based on advanced design studies of more advanced variants of the B-58 Hustler and would have used the same Pratt & Whitney J58 engines used on the SR-71 Blackbird. It would have been an uneconomical design with limited seating capacity but it sure looks cool in the delivery livery used by Delta’s first Douglas DC-8s.

This is the Convair 58-9 SST- it was based on advanced design studies of more advanced variants of the B-58 Hustler and would have used the same Pratt & Whitney J58 engines used on the SR-71 Blackbird. It would have been an uneconomical design with limited seating capacity but it sure looks cool in the delivery livery used by Delta’s first Douglas DC-8s.

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