Aviation Photo #6059585 Convair 990A (30A-5) - Mojave Airport

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The awesome Convair 990 Coronado - check out the massive anti-shock bodies on the upper trailing edge of the wings, which increase the critical Mach and reduce transonic drag. Only 37 were built, it could achieve speeds over 700mph (1,1100 kph).
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    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    May 2020
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215   England, United Kingdom
13 days ago
Nice shot. Hard to believe only 37 were built. I used to see them regularly in the '70s - Swissair at Heathrow and Spantax at Gatwick!
13 days ago
I hope at least one can be saved and preserved to a museum. This is usually not an American forte’.
11 days ago
Always loved that airplane. Wish that one could be repainted. She looks like she was given a beauty makeover with house paint and a roller.
England, United Kingdom
11 days ago
Thanks, what a brilliant photograph, how did you take it?
An amazing aircraft, I have been in the one at the Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern that is in excellent condition.
Sadly I never flew in one but, I did manage a flight on a TWA 880.
9 days ago
Oh, I do remember those in the old Athens airport in the early seventies. Swissair Coronado.... I lived nearby!

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