REPRESENTING America's latest bid for the twinengined medium range civil transport world markethitherto largely monopolized by the ubiquitous Douglas DC3 the ConsolidatedVultee 300 m.p.h., 40passenger, pressurized ConvairLiner 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 passengerloading 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.
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1949