Convair 880

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.

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Convair 880 - Specifications (880 Model 22-M)
... General characteristics Crew 3 Capacity 110 passengers Payload 24,000 lb (10,900 kg) Length 129 ft 4 in (39.42 m) Wingspan 120 ft 0 in (36.58 m) Height 36 ft 3¾ in (11.00 m) Wing area 2,000 sq ft (185.8 m²) Aspect ratio 7.2 Empty weight 94,000 lb (42,730 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 193,000 lb (87,730 kg) Powerplant 4 × General Electric CJ-805-3 turbojet, 11,650 lbf (51.95 kN) each Performance Cruise speed 615 mph (535 knots, 990 km/h) (max cruise at 22,500 ft (6,860 m) Stall speed 111 mph (97 knots, 179 km/h) Range 3,385 mi (2,943 nmi, 4,430 km) Service ceiling 41,000 ft (12,500 m) (max cruise altitude) ...