Convair Airplanes and Aircrafts

List of all Convair airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired Convair planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The Convair aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by Convair. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by Convair, so use this list to find a few popular Convair planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

List features aircraft like Convair B-36 and Convair XB-53.

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  • Convair B-58 Hustler
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    The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational supersonic jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. The aircraft was designed by Convair engineer Robert H. Widmer and developed for the United States Air Force for service in the Strategic Air Command during the 1960s. It used a delta wing, which was also employed by Convair fighters such as the F-102, with four General Electric J79 engines in pods under the wing. It carried a nuclear weapon and fuel in a large pod under the fuselage rather than in an internal bomb bay. Replacing the Boeing B-47 Stratojet medium bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters. The B-58 received a great ...more
    • Type: Strategic bomber
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Introduced: Mar 15 1960
    • Length (m): 29.51
  • Convair C-131 Samaritan
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    Convair C-131 Samaritan

    The Convair C-131 Samaritan was an American military transport produced from 1954 to 1956 by Convair. It was the military version of the Convair CV-240.
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Length (m): 24.13
    • Wingspan (m): 32.11
    • Maiden Flight: Jan 01 1949
  • The Convair CV-240 is an American airliner produced by Convair from 1947 to 1954, initially as a possible replacement of the ubiquitous Douglas DC-3. Featuring a more modern design with cabin pressurization, the 240 series was able to make some inroads as a commercial airliner and also had a long development cycle which resulted in a number of civil and military variants. Although reduced in numbers through attrition, the "Convairliners" in various forms continue to fly into the 21st century.
    • Type: Airliner
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Length (m): 22.76
    • Accidents: Texas International Airlines Flight 655, Air Tahoma Flight 185, Lufthansa Flight 005, North Central Airlines Flight 458, 1977 Aviateca Convair 240 crash
    • Maiden Flight: Mar 16 1947
  • Convair 880
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    The Convair 880 was a narrow-body jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. It was designed to compete with the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 by being smaller and faster, a niche that failed to create demand. When it was first introduced some aviation circles claimed that at 615 mph it was the fastest jet transport in the world. Only 65 Convair 880s were produced over the lifetime of the production run from 1959 to 1962, and General Dynamics eventually withdrew from the airliner market after considering the 880 project a failure. The Convair 990 was a stretched and faster variant of the 880.
    • Type: Jet airliner
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Length (m): 39.42
    • Wingspan (m): 36.58
    • Accidents: TWA Flight 128, Cathay Pacific Flight 700Z
    • Maiden Flight: Jan 27 1959
  • Convair 990 Coronado
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    The Convair 990 Coronado was a narrow-body four-jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics, a "stretched" version of their earlier Convair 880 produced in response to a request from American Airlines. The 990 was lengthened by 10 ft, which increased the number of passengers from between 88 and 110 in the 880, to between 96 and 121. This was still fewer than the contemporary Boeing 707 or Douglas DC-8, although the 990 was claimed to be 25–35 mph faster than either in cruise.
    • Type: Jet airliner
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Length (m): 42.6
    • Wingspan (m): 36.6
    • Accidents: Swissair Flight 330
  • Convair B-36
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    The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1959. The B-36 was the largest mass-produced piston engine aircraft ever made. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built at 230 ft. The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal from inside its four bomb bays without aircraft modifications. With a range of 16,000 km and a maximum payload of 33,000 kg, the B-36 was the world's first manned bomber with an unrefueled intercontinental range. Until it was replaced by the jet powered Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, which first became operational ...more
    • Type: Strategic bomber
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Introduced: Jan 01 1949
    • Designer: Ted Hall
    • Wingspan (m): 70.12
    • Engine Type: Jet engine, Piston
    • Accidents: 1950 British Columbia B-36 crash