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Convair 600/ 880 / 990 - USAF Jet Cargo Transport

Boxman

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The San Diego Air & Space Museum has started its own channel on YouTube, featuring over 100 films, including military, manufacturer, and formerly classified footage.

San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives Channel - YouTube

Among the films is this one from Convair, touting a Convair 880 (ex- Convair 600) derivative for a swing-tail ( :eek: ) jet transport role for the US Air Force ("Military Jetliner"). Here's a link to the film at YouTube:

Convair/USAF Military 600 - Jet Cargo Transport

*I was unable to find a specific topic for the Convair 880/990, so I hope this is the appropriate place to do so in the forum.
 

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Boxman said:
a Convair 880 (ex- Convair 600) derivative for a swing-tail ( :eek: ) jet transport role for the US Air Force ("Military Jetliner")

This was most certainly a contender of the Boeing 735 and Douglas 1920 projects (see attachments), both of which are already discussed elsewhere on the forum (I have included an attachment of each for comparison).
 

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Model of Convair 990 in USAF markings found on eBay.

Source:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USAF-CONVAIR-990-JET-/180966488873?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a22717b29
 

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