Convair CV990 "Coronado"

Date:         10 Jul 99 02:33:14 
From:         "Anthony Rassias" <anthrass@ozemail.com.au>
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Recently I read that, until the advent of the Concorde, the Convair CV990
was the fastest civil aeroplane. I am now curious and looking for any
information on the type - performance and specifications, production
numbers, dates etc. Were the strange fairings on the upper surface of the
wings used to break up shock waves created by flying at high subsonic
speeds - or did they serve some other purpose?

Anthony Rassias.