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Convair 440 Metropolitan

 

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The 440 was a development of the 340 with modifications to increase speed by about 8km/h and to reduce the noise level in the cabin. Special kits were also made available to convert 340 to 440 standard with longer engine nacelles and a longer “radar nose”. Accommodation was provided for between 44 and 52 passengers. The prototype first flew on 6 October 1955 and 162 were built before production was phased out in the spring of 1958. A few were also operated by the USAF and US Navy.

 

 


A total of 209 CV-340s was built, followed by 186 CV-440s.

 

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Canadair 540

 

Convair 440
Engines: 2 x Pratt-Whitney R-2800-CB16 Double Wasp, 1864kW
Max take-off weight: 22226 kg / 49000 lb
Empty weight: 15111 kg / 33314 lb
Wingspan: 32.11 m / 105 ft 4 in
Length: 24.13 m / 79 ft 2 in
Height: 8.59 m / 28 ft 2 in
Wing area: 85.47 sq.m / 919.99 sq ft
Cruise speed: 465 km/h / 289 mph
Ceiling: 7590 m / 24900 ft
Range w/max.payload: 756 km / 470 miles
Passengers: 52

 

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