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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2013, 03:58:50 pm »
Very nice pics showing the B-60-like canopy planned for the production model. Rather ugly if you ask me... but interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2013, 04:33:49 am »
...Rather ugly if you ask me... but interesting! ...

Not ugly, just purposeful !   ;) Couldn't be mistaken for a converted airliner anymore.
And the flight deck wouldn't have impeded the cargo bay and nose doors. Additionally
probably the original B-36 flight deck could have been used, so easing production.
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2013, 06:05:19 am »
Convair XC-99 factory model (note stand is similar to C-99 model, posted above). The heat-reflective white paint over the flight deck was eventually added to the actual prototype as well.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2013, 03:44:20 pm »
Convair XC-99 later in its career (tail number starts with "O-" for obsolete).

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2014, 10:20:11 am »

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2014, 02:50:19 pm »
Convair XC-99 landing at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, at the end of its first flight. Note the large, single-wheel main landing gears. Because of damage to runways, these were later replaced with 4-wheel bogies, identical to the B-36 arrangement.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2014, 09:51:08 pm »
First B-36s had the large single wheel too. -SP
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2014, 10:37:33 pm »
... Because of damage to runways, these were later replaced with 4-wheel bogies, identical to the B-36 arrangement.

And IIRC, there was an accident, too, where the single wheel broke away (Think, I saw a photo in the Squadron Signal
issue about the B-36).
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #54 on: August 25, 2014, 08:53:44 am »
'Scottish Airlines' liveried XC.99 ...
 
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2014, 09:09:08 am »
'Scottish Airlines' liveried XC.99 ...
 
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Very nice.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #56 on: August 25, 2014, 10:43:07 am »
'Scottish Airlines' liveried XC.99 ...

Now THERE's something different! Thanks for sharing.  :)

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2014, 11:46:22 pm »
Would the Model 6 have been for commercial or military use? Were there any plans for increased cargo and/or passenger capacity relative to the C-99?

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2014, 01:39:55 am »
As we already had the jet powered versions already in this thread, I've merged
the "Convair Model 6" thread.

Would the Model 6 have been for commercial or military use? Were there any plans for increased cargo and/or passenger capacity relative to the C-99?

With regards to these drawings http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2079.msg17676.html#msg17676,
I think, the fuselage would have been more or less unaltered
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2015, 04:23:52 am »
Hi,

here is the Convair Model-37.