Aviation Photo #1052777 Convair 990A (30A-5) - Spantax

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    AlainDurand
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    Convair 990A (30A-5)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair
    30-10-36
    EC-BQA
    Zurich (- Kloten)
    Switzerland
    August 9, 1980
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Those bulges on the wing are special aerodynamic shock bodies to reduce drag by dissipating the shock wave over the top of the wing. The big engines are civilian versions of the GE J-79 as used on the F-104....making this beauty the fastest production passenger jet of it's day before the Concorde. Imagine taking off in this rocket!

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