Re: Convair CV990 "Coronado"

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:42 
From:         Merlin Dorfman <>
Organization: Netcom
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Edward Hahn <> wrote:
> The Convair 990 was designed to cruise at 990 km/h (hence the name).

     This is going back a lot of years but my recollection is that the
Convair 990 was originally designated the 600, but it was considered
a poor PR move to have a later airplane with a lower number.  So it
was re"named" the 990.
                                 Merlin Dorfman