Re: Convair CV990 "Coronado"

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:46 
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In article <airliners.1999.734@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Anthony Rassias" <anthrass@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> Recently I read that, until the advent of the Concorde, the Convair
> CV990 was the fastest civil aeroplane...

>From the book by Jon Proctor recommended by an earlier poster which is
indeed well worth having, after initial failure to meet 620 mph speed
guaranteed to clients, some aerodyanic cleaning up was undertaken.

The cv990 was then rated at 595 mph and the cv990a at 621 mph.

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