Re: Convair 880

Date:         18 Jun 97 02:35:32 
From:         "Brian Maddison" <BMADDISO@BCSC02.GOV.BC.CA>
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>>         There are huge numbers of ex TWA 880s at Mojave, and
>> there's the cickey international 990 in tuscon as well as several
>> ex Spantax 990s at Palorma, in the Ballerics, and a 880 with no
>> marking at some runway in the western desert. (It's somewhere
>> north of Albequerque)

>The aircraft that looks like a Convair 880 that is located in the
>Albuquerque, NM area is not a Convair 880.  It looks like one, but it
>isn't!  It is a prototype Douglas aircraft that never made it into
>production.  I don't remember all of the details on it, but it wasn't a
>large as the 880's, but it had a very similar design.

Would you be referring to the McDonnell (not Douglas) model 220 ?

This was a 'bizjet' which was entered (and lost) the Air Force UCX
competition in the early 1960s. IMHO it was one of the sexiest looking
airplanes ever, four underwing jets (J34s) very rakish with much sweep-
back on the wings and tail.

It was about half the size of a CV880 (66 vs. 129ft long). I am amazed
to learn it still survives. Where is it exactly ?

Brian Maddison