Re: Convair CV990 "Coronado"

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:41 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>>Those fairings were appropriately called "shock bodies" and were
>>also used to house fuel tanks.

>They were called speed bullets ...

"Anti-shock bodies" is the term used in Jon Proctor's book, and in other
materials I've read.  I've also seen the "Kuchemann's Carrots" term used
for them.

>... and I seriously doubt they carried fuel.

A total of 1,144 US gallons on the 30-5 models (mainly AA) or 1,606 US
gallons on the 30-6 and 30-8 models.  Each one also had a fuel discharge
nozzle in the trailing pod tips.

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