Re: Radioactive material on CV990 ?

Date:         03 Nov 97 02:18:54 
From:         robinjohnson@southcom.com.au (Robin Johnson)
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>I heard that the rudders of the Convair 990 had counterweights made out
>of uranium.

I seem to remember that in the recip days some aircraft had special
storage for radioactive cargo, out on the wingtips.  This would have
been small quantities of radioisotopes (short half-life) for hospitals
and research establishments.