CVLP

CONVAIR CV-240 Convairliner

Aircraft
Name
CV-240 Convairliner
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
Type Code
L2P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Multi
Position
(Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufactured as
CONVAIR Metropolitan
CONVAIR VC-131G
CONVAIR T-29
CONVAIR Samaritan
CONVAIR C-131 Samaritan
CONVAIR Convairliner
CONVAIR CV-240 Convairliner
CONVAIR CV-340 Convairliner
CONVAIR CV-440 Metropolitan
CONVAIR C-131
CONVAIR VT-29
CONVAIR ET-29
CONVAIR HC-131

CVLP

The Convair CV-240 is an American airliner produced by Convair from 1947 to 1954, initially as a possible replacement of the ubiquitous Douglas DC-3. Featuring a more modern design with cabin pressurization, the 240 series was able to make some inroads as a commercial airliner and also had a long development cycle which resulted in a number of civil and military variants. Although reduced in numbers through attrition, the Convairliners in various forms continue to fly into the 21st century.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
32.10 m
Length (metric)
24.80 m
Height (metric)
8.50 m
Powerplant

2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA3 Double Wasp / CA15 / CA18 / CB3 or CB16 18-cyl air-cooled radial engines, 1,800 kW each.

Engine Model(s)
Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
n/a
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
n/a
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
n/a
Range
n/a
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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