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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 Dynamics. Convair 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.
(dates are of first flights):
XA-44 / XB53 (never completed)
B-36 (1946) Peacemaker
6 XC-99 / Model 37 (civilian XC-99, never built) (1947) 7
Convair XF-92A (1948)
F-102 Delta Dagger (1953)
XF2Y Sea Dart (1953)
R3Y Tradewind (1954)
Convair XFY-1 (1954) "Pogo"
B-58 Hustler (1956)
F-106 Delta Dart (1956)
15 Convair X-11 / X-12 (1957) 16 Convair 880 & 990 (1959 & 1961) 17
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