Re: What Happened to Convair?

From: (Duane P Mantick)
Organization: Purdue University Engineering Computer Network
Date:         01 Apr 94 13:11:35 PST
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  or MIME structure (Andrew Madison) writes:

>After reading several articles mentioning the B-36, the B-58, the 880 &
>990, it strikes me that I haven't the faintest clue as to what happened
>to Convair.  Did the company just go bankrupt, get bought out... a
>combination of both?  Not exactly a dominant aircraft manufacturer, but
>the company certainly made some interesting planes.

	Convair became a division of General Dynamics.  This aircraft
concern was sold to Lockheed sometime back.

	As a historical note, I *think* that "Convair" was a sort of
conglomerated name that stood for "Consolidated Vultee Aircraft" or
something therabouts.