Convair XC-99 Heavy Lift Prototype 1949

by Daniel Russ on April 16, 2010

Convair XC-99 Heavy Lift Prototype 1949

“The Convair XC-99, 43-52436, was a prototype heavy cargo aircraft built by Convair for the United States Air Force. It was the largest piston-engined land-based transport aircraft ever built, and was developed from the B-36 bomber, sharing the wings and some other structures with it. The first flight was on 23 November 1947 in San Diego, California, and after testing it was delivered to the Air Force on 23 November 1949.”

Source: X Planes blogrolled here and Wiki

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