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By Jon Proctor

within the phrases of Robert J. Sterling, “The Convair 880 and 990 jetliners have been vintage examples of might-have-been transports. They have been monetary flops yet technological triumphs that deserved higher fates. however, the Convair 880 and the a bit of over-hyped 990 made their very own contributions to the Jet Age, and during this 129 web page photograph e-book Jon Proctor has made an enormous contribution to aviation history.”

This book booklet covers the advance and flight try of the Convair jetliners 880 and 990, and the type’s creation to provider with front line airways of the early Nineteen Sixties who ordered the kind. even supposing no longer as renowned because the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8, the Convair jetliners did support the United States pave their management within the race to be the first generating country of jet transports for the airline within the overdue 1950s.

Specific chapters are dedicated to next 3rd tier and load operators, Elvis Presley’s Convair 880 Lisa Marie, executive operators, injuries and incidents, and there's a entire construction checklist and historical past by way of serial quantity. This publication is the definitive advisor to the Convair 880 and 990, and by way of changing this identify for publication structure, it insures the historical past of this nice jetliner will live to tell the tale for lots of generations to come.

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