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CV-440 Metropolitan

Country of Origin: USA


The Convair CV-440 was the last in a series of twin-engine commercial transports built in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The CV-440 was longer than the earlier CV-240, had a greater wing span, lower cabin noise, more powerful engines and a weather radar in a nose-mounted radome.

The CV-440 had a high aspect-ratio wing mounted below the fuselage with large fillets masking the wing-fuselage joint. Only the leading edge was tapered and the wing had a nearly continuous dihedral angle...

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