Re: Convair CV990 "Coronado"

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:45 
From: (Scott Peterson)
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
References:   1 2
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure (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

>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

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
so beautifully.