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Did Convair Work On A Widebody Design?

Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:48 pm

I read in a book, that Convair was also working on a widebody design when Boeing was working on the 747, Lockheed on the L1011 Tristar and Mc Donnell Douglas on the DC-10. So was there a Convair widebody design, and if so, could somobody destribe it to me?
 
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RE: Did Convair Work On A Widebody Design?

Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:29 pm

I never saw a Convair wide body design. However, Convair was a Douglas sub-contractor, building the fuselage for the DC-10.
 
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RE: Did Convair Work On A Widebody Design?

Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:47 pm

I thought Convair gave up airliner production after the CV990 failure. They did however, become a contractor, building DC-10 and MD-11 fuselages.
 
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RE: Did Convair Work On A Widebody Design?

Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:30 pm

Does the XC-99 count?
 
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RE: Did Convair Work On A Widebody Design?

Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:50 pm

Quoting aklrno (Reply 3):
Does the XC-99 count?

To me yes. Even if it was a prop job. Anything that big is a jumbo aircraft.

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