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Convair 990A – Are Airliners Getting Slower?

Convair 990A – Are Airliners Getting Slower?

Was the Convair 990A the fastest subsonic airliner ever? Why hasn’t another design beaten it? And why haven’t you heard of it before? January 24th was the 60th anniversary of the Convair 990’s first flight. The aircraft would undergo more modifications, becoming the...