REPRESENTING America's latest bid for the twin‐engined medium range civil transport world market—hitherto largely monopolized by the ubiquitous Douglas DC‐3 —the Consolidated‐Vultee 300 m.p.h., 40‐passenger, pressurized ‘Convair‐Liner’ is now making its debut in regular airline service. Three basic airline types are now on the production lines, differing mainly in the location and type of passenger‐loading facility and baggage compartments: thus type (a) has an integral stairway, with the door located on the right side, ahead of the wing; type (b) an. integral stairway, with the door located in the after belly of the fuselage; and type (c) the more conventional door arrangement located on the left side, aft of the wing. Executive versions are also being produced to meet individual customer preferences.
Evans, S.H. (1949), "A New American Air Liner: A Technical Review of the Outstanding Features of the Convair Twin‐Engined 40‐seater", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 21 No. 1, pp. 9-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031714Download as .RIS
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