Air Pictorial 1956-11
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R.Cross - Convair's 240-340-440 Series
A development span of nearly nine years separates the current CV-440 Metropolitan and Convair's original experimental post-war air liner, the Model 110, from which the Convair-Liner series sprang (photo). Only the shape of the wing and tail assembly of the CV-440 gives a clue to its parentage.
The Convair 110 was essentially a prototype for the Convair 240 but possessed smaller overall dimensions and less power.
The CV-240
The CV-340 model
A development span of nearly nine years separates the current CV-440 Metropolitan (photo) and Convair's original experimental post-war air liner, the Model 110, from which the Convair-Liner series sprang. Only the shape of the wing and tail assembly of the CV-440 gives a clue to its parentage.
A U.S.A.F. T-29B
A U.S.A.F. T-29D
One of its military variants, the C-131B.
Cockpit line drawing is of the CV-440.
Convair Metropolitan 440