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Convair Airplanes and Aircrafts

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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.

This list answers the question, "What aircrafts are made by Convair?
  • Convair B-58 Hustler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Convair Airplanes and Aircrafts
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Type: Strategic bomber
    • Manufacturer: Convair
    • Introduced: Mar 15 1960
    • Length (m): 29.51
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    Convair C-131 Samaritan

    Convair C-131 Samaritan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Convair Airplanes and Aircrafts
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    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.... more on Wikipedia
    • 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.... more on Wikipedia
    • 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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Convair Airplanes and Aircrafts
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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.... more on Wikipedia
    • 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