Convair CV-710 Skylark

Started by TomZ, August 17, 2019, 10:31:30 AM

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Convair CV-710 Skylark

After it became clear that the US Air Force would not order the C-99 in quantity, Convair tried to sell a civil passenger transport variant, the model Convair 37 with a capacity of 204 passengers. Like the XC-99 this has the wing, tail and engines of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber.
The model 37 was sold to a number of airlines as the CV-310 and was the start of a very successful family of airliners. Over the years the models 410, 510 and 610 were developed and sold. The ultimate variant was the model 710, or CV-710 which appeared in 1967. The CV-710 had a completely new fuselage and was the first of the so called "wide bodied airliners". The CV-710 could carry 320 passengers in a 3-3-3 configuration.

It still retained the same basic wing structure. The engines used were upgraded versions of the  Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major. The Pratt & Whitney R-4360-140 solved a lot of the cooling problems suffered by the first Wasp Major versions and  produced over 5.500hp each.

The CV-710 was very successful and sold to over 40 airlines all over the world. It served until finally in the early 1990s there was a breakthrough in the long development of the jet engines and the first jet passenger liners appeared.

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Fascinating. But, please,give us details about the base models etc. I haven't found anything in your site.
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Quote from: loupgarou on August 17, 2019, 11:35:40 AM
Fascinating. But, please,give us details about the base models etc. I haven't found anything in your site.

It's a combination of the 1/144 Hobbycraft B-36 for the wings and tail and a Zvezda Il-86 airliner for the fuselage.


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Oh that's sweet - well done! It looks so right!  :thumbsup:
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Not really into civvies but this one's brilliant! :thumbsup:
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VERY nice! :wub: :thumbsup:
It is so pleasant to see a very different airliner, like no one else!
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Awesome.  Even in 1/144 that's going to be pretty large.

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Oh my --------- :o

That is simply stunning. I'd have payed top dollar to fly in that, even though it's Virgin  ;)
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Marvellous,  certainly  had me scratching my  bonce.
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Yeah, way to go Tom!  :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:

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