DESERTJETS has it correct. UA
had 20 of the "screamin Banshees". The Caravelle Model VI
was a very loud plane on taxi and T/O. I loved every minute of it, too.
Two and two seating and the windows were tear drop shaped...very odd.
The Model VI
had slightly larger cockpit windows then the early Caravelle models.
United instructed SUD to install them for better visibility.
A little know fact was that in 1960 or 61 TWA ordered the Caravelle but had to Xcle because of poor funds at that time. Mr. Hughes had something to do with that because he held TWA's pursestrings and the Convair 880's that TW
had also ordered. Remember that TW
credit was bad so the Convair 880 were accually ordered by Hughes Tool Corp, a major stockholder in TWA.
TWA ended up getting the Convairs because HH
was convinced by the board that TW
needed the smaller jet to survive. AA
didn't have a plane like that, except for UA
's 20 Caravelles. Don't write back and tell me about the 727-100. That came a couple of years later, ok?
Onward and Upward, everyone....
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