Convair CV-540 / CV-580 / CV-600 / CV-640. Specifications. A photo.

Convair CV-540 / CV-580 / CV-600 / CV-640. Specifications. A photo.


Convair CV-540 - Utility turboprop airliner designed in the year 1954 Aircraft Corporation «Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation».


Photo Convair CV-540


Development of multi-purpose passenger and cargo aircraft model Convair CV-540 began the American aircraft manufacturers in the early 50-ies of the last century, at the same time, the basis for the design of future aircraft model aircraft Convair CV-340 has been taken, which, in fact, has undergone some minor changes in its structure but it has become more efficient in terms of its operational capabilities, which greatly increased the demand for these aircraft, and. As in the US and in other countries.

The design of the aircraft Convair CV-540 has a fairly good aerodynamics, in connection with which the aircraft could not be better suited for flight at high speeds. This figure as the maneuverability of the aircraft is practically ignored, which is, as a rule, with the size of aircraft, however, it is in a normal state and the relevant rules and criteria.

Its first flight cargo-passenger airliner model Convair CV-540 (the original name of the prototype Convair CV-330) has made in 1954 year, while, due to the fact that the aircraft design has previously passed all the necessary tests, the aircraft is equipped with two turboprop engines instead of piston , was able to quickly complete, which is why in the future, and began mass production of these aircraft, which have gained a very high popularity and operated until the end of 70-ies of the last century.


Convair CV-540 photo


Depending on the layout of the passenger compartment, the Convair CV-540 can accommodate up to 52 people on board the passenger airliner, while the crew requires only two people to operate the aircraft, which allows the carrier operators to minimize their costs of using these models. In addition to the carriage of passengers, the aircraft of this model (including modifications) can also be used for transportation of various kinds of cargoes on board, provided that the regulated maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is not exceeded.

Aircraft Convair CV-540 found also very active use in military aviation, which was used as the vehicle, means the area aerial photography, as well as in the air patrol agents qualities.

Powerplant turboprop aircraft Convair CV-540 has two engines of the brand Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.10 / 1 (depending on the variant of the aircraft), each of which has its own traction in 2980 hp, which provides high-speed aircraft the flight is about 480 km \ h (cruise indicator), and a large load capacity.

In addition to the main production version of the airplane Convair CV-540, American aircraft manufacturers have implemented and also the release of the upgraded version of the aircraft:

  • Convair CV-580 - Modification, equipped with advanced vertical stabilizers;
  • Convair CV-600 - An improved version of the aircraft;
  • Convair CV-640 - Modification, equipped trёhlezvinyymi propellers.


Technical specifications Convair CV-540.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 52 person;
  • aircraft Length: 24,84 m .;
  • Wingspan: 32,1 m .;
  • Plane Height: 8,59 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 13733 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 8500 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 25855 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 480 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 505 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1980 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.10 / 1 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 2980 hp (Depending on version).


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