Convair CV-240 Family

Convair CV-240 Family

The Convair CV-240 was an American airliner produced by Convair from 1947 to 1954, initially as a possible replacement of the ubiquitous Douglas DC-3. While featuring a more modern design, 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.

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Convair CV-240 Family - Specifications (CV-240)
... General characteristics Crew 2 or 3 flight deck crew Capacity 40 Length 74 ft 8 in (22.76 m) Wingspan 91 ft 9 in (27.97 m) Height 26 ft 11 in (8.20 m) Wing area 817 sq ft (75.9 m2) Empty weight 25,445 lb (11,542 kg) (revised 29,500 lb (13,381 kg)) Gross weight 40,500 lb (18,370 kg) (revised 42,500 lb (19,278 kg)) Fuel capacity 1,000 US gal (3,785.41 l) - 1,550 US gal (5,867.39 l) Powerplant 2 × Pratt Whitney R-2800-CA3 Double Wasp / CA15 / CA18 / CB3 or CB16 18-cyl aircooled radial engines, 2,400 hp (1,800 kW) each Propellers 3-bladed Hamilton Standard or Curtiss Performance Maximum speed 315 mph (507 km/h 274 kn) Cruise speed 280 mph (243 kn 451 km/h) (maximum) Range 1,200 mi (1,043 nmi 1,931 km) Service ceiling 16,000 ft (4,877 m) Rate of climb 1,520 ft/min (7.7 m/s). ...

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