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Offline Steve Pace

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2011, 12:55:54 pm »
XC-99 via Life magazine. -SP
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 04:01:37 pm »
Photograph of Convair XC-99 take-off from Code One magazine website:

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The Convair XC-99, a prototype heavy cargo aircraft built for the US Air Force, was the largest piston-engined land-based transport aircraft ever built. It was derived from the B-36 bomber. The first flight was on 23 November 1947 in San Diego, California. After initial testing, the giant aircraft was delivered to the Air Force on 23 November 1949. The XC-99 is currently being restored for eventual display at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 09:04:00 pm »
From GoletaBrian, at the Goleta Air & Space Museum, on YouTube:

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The prototype Convair XC-99 made its first flight at San Diego, California on November 23, 1947. It was powered by six 28-cylinder, 4,360-cubic-inch radial engines. From Air Force Engineering Division Film: Experimental and Research Aircraft.




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Color video of Convair's wide-body transport derivitive of the B-36. Video starts with a landing of a B-36B at Convair's Fort Worth plant followed by the giant XC-99 rolling out to the runway for a slow takeoff.




Image of Convair XC-99.

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http://www.stinsonflyer.com/sf-99.htm
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011, 09:42:55 pm »
Pan American World Airways "Preview of Tomorrow's Flying Clippers" post card set showcasing the Convair Model 37.

"Cross-section showing 'private club' comforts"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4981252212/in/photostream

"Sleep in the clouds"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4981252196/in/photostream/

"Sky-lounge for refreshments"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4981252196/in/photostream/

"Clipper Express--When hours and dollars count"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4980646499/in/photostream/

"In-flight business conference"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4980646489/in/photostream/

"Departure time on the high-road in the air"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4981252120/in/photostream/

"Air-conditioned for five miles a minute flight"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4980646441/in/photostream/

"Roomy reclining chairs"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4980646423/in/photostream/
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011, 10:11:18 pm »
Pan American World Airways "Preview of Tomorrow's Flying Clippers" post card set showcasing the Convair Model 37.

"Stairway connects twin decks"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4980646403/in/photostream/

"Sound-proof interiors"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23269353@N00/4980646379/in/photostream/
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2011, 06:44:54 am »
In 1940/41 US funded Very Heavy Bombers (XB-29, Consolidated XB-32 Dominator, both deployed in Pacific; Martin XB-33A Super Marauder, chopped; Consolidated XB-36, deployed post-War) and gargantuan transports Lockheed L-89/XRO6-1; Boeing XC-97 Stratocruiser; XC-99/Model 37; Douglas 415A XC-74 Globemaster (to be Mk.I). The transports spawned civil schemes, despite pre-War carriers having difficulty selling 40 seats long haul. None, though, was funded with airline use in mind. This entire Heavy program was intended to permit US (neutral, remember, when they were all initiated) to carry the fight - warload, soldiers, Marines, freight - to Japan and/or Germany in the absence of bases in overrun China/Philippines, and/or neutralised UK/Iceland. By 1943 it could be assumed that case would not arise, so some schemes lapsed, C-97 and C-74 were scaled down, XC-99 and XRO6-1 dribbled vaguely.
 
If I were of a conspiratorial nature, disposed to blame Truman for the Cold War, I would wonder muchly why he persevered, after VJ Day but before the Berlin Airlift, with B-36 (and its greatly improved nukes) into production and deployment.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2011, 12:14:45 pm »
Video (without sound) from SDASM archives :
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2011, 09:37:15 pm »
...Thanks for finding that clip, sir. Now downloaded and stored in my archives!

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2011, 03:33:12 am »
Thanks fightingirish; a pleasure to watch. This is my favourite aircraft, though challenged for top spot by Myasishchev M-50, Alekseyev KM, Antonov An-22, Sud-est SE-200, Tupolev ANT-26, Hughes HK-1 Hercules, & North American XB-70. Is there a way to copy this video clip to my computer? I have been under the impression one could not.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2011, 12:05:24 pm »
Hi foiling !
There are a number of Youtube downloaders, but as I'm just downloading the video, I'll
upload it to my photobucket account, send you the url and you can download it then.
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2011, 10:29:49 pm »
Is there a way to copy this video clip to my computer? I have been under the impression one could not.

Most common software is Downloadhelper, which works on Firefox browsers.  Optimized for YouTube, Downloadhelper is free (as is Firefox) and couldn't be easier to use.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2011, 03:16:42 am »
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2011, 12:45:25 pm »
Imagine that in rough turbulence :-)

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