Date: 22 Jul 99 23:30:13 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 Followups: 1
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In <airliners.1999.734@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Anthony Rassias" <email@example.com> writes: >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? Those fairings were appropriately called "shock bodies" and were also used to house fuel tanks. Lou.