From: Tobias Henry Lutterodt <luterodt@phoenix.Princeton.EDU> Date: 31 Mar 94 00:30:06 PST Followups: 1 2
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>Are there any Convair 880 or 990s left, other than the 990 in Switzerland? I've heard that the AJI ones at Mojave have been scrapped.< I was at Patuxent River NAS about five years ago and saw an ex-Navy testbed Convair (880 or 990, I'm not sure) sitting all-white in storage. If it is still there, the best time to see it would be during the bi-annual air show the Navy puts on there. I'd like to clear up this question: Is it true that before, Boeing designed engine mounts to give when an engine seized and let the engines fly while now (post-Amsterdam) they are trying to keep the engines attached to the plane if at all possible? Terry?