Re: Convair CV990 "Coronado"

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:45 
From:         scottp4-remove-this-to-reply@mindspring.com (Scott Peterson)
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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ehahn@mitre.org (Edward Hahn) wrote:
>The Convair 990 was designed to cruise at 990 km/h (hence the name).

Not a chance!  The original model numbers were the 880 and the 600.
The change was simply to bring the model numbers in line with each
other.

>A trans-sonic aircraft like the CV990 generates wave drag due to
>compressibility effects.  It contributes to total drag, but is separate
>and distinct from parasitic drag ("skin friction") and induced drag
>(caused by lift).

Trans-sonic?  Sorry, the 990 was the fastest subsonic transport
aircraft but that's all.

                         		Scott Peterson

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