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
Manufacturered as
CONVAIR C-131
CONVAIR C-131 Samaritan
CONVAIR Convairliner
CONVAIR CV-240 Convairliner
CONVAIR CV-340 Convairliner
CONVAIR CV-440 Metropolitan
CONVAIR ET-29
CONVAIR HC-131
CONVAIR Metropolitan
CONVAIR Samaritan
CONVAIR T-29
CONVAIR VC-131G
CONVAIR VT-29

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: 
32.10 m
Length: 
24.80 m
Height: 
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: 
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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