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The History Of Convair

The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation

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The Convair XF-92A was the USA's first delta wing aircraft

The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, universally known as Convair, was the result of a 1943 merger between Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft, resulting in a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States.

In 1952, the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut purchased Convair and, merging it with Canadair, formed General DynamicsConvair kept its identity as a division of General Dynamics until 1961. It produced aircraft until 1965, then shifted to space and airframe projects. In 1994 this aero-structures unit was sold to The McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now part of Boeing Aircraft), the Fort Worth facility went to Lockheed-Martin Corporation, and in 1996 General Dynamics shut down the Convair Division.

 

Convair Aircraft

 

(dates are of first flights):

1

     XP-81 (1945)

2

   XA-44 / XB53 (never completed)

3

    B-36 (1946) Peacemaker

4

   XB-46 (1947)

5

   Convairliners (1947)

6    XC-99 / Model 37 (civilian XC-99, never  built) (1947)
7

   Convair XF-92A (1948)

8

   YB-60 (1952)

9

   F-102 Delta Dagger (1953)

10

   XF2Y Sea Dart (1953)

11

   R3Y Tradewind (1954)

12

   Convair XFY-1 (1954) "Pogo"

13

   B-58 Hustler (1956)

14

   F-106 Delta Dart (1956)

15    Convair X-11 / X-12 (1957) 16  Convair 880 & 990 (1959 & 1961)
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