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C-131 Samaritan

Country of Origin: USA


The Convair C-131 transport was based on the commercial Convair 240/340/440 series, first produced in the late 1940s for airline passenger service as the "Convairliner." All of the T-29 trainer versions of the aircraft have been discarded.

The C-131 had double-tapered wings of high aspect ratio set low on the fuselage. The outer wing panels showed a moderate dihedral angle. The twin, radial engines were mounted in nacelles outboard of a small wing center section. The fuselage was...

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