Convair, Consolidated Vultee CV-240 / CV-340 / CV-440

Airliner

Convair C-131F Samaritan N9030V Yanks Air Museum Chino, CA © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Convair CV-240 Convairliner is a family of twin-engined regional airliners produced by the US-American manufacturer Convair, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. This aircraft family includes the CV-340 Convairliner and CV-440 Metropolitan and the military trainer T-29 and transport aircraft C-131 & R4Y.
The variant CV-340 differs from the CV-240 by having a stretched fuselage (+1,37m / 4ft 6in), modified wings with increased wing span and more powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16 / -CB17 engines. The CV-440 is a variant of the CV-340. The total production numbers include 571 CV-240 (including T-29A, T-29B, T-29C, T-29D, C-131A) and 510 CV-340 & CV-440 (including C-131B, C-131D, C-131E, R4Y-1 / C-131F and R4Y-2).
Crew2-3
Passengers40 (52)
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-CA18 Double Wasp
Engine Power (each)1566 kW2100 hp
alternative Engine Variant
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17 Double Wasp
Engine Power (each)1864 kW2500 hp
max. Cruise Speed435 (483) km/h 235 (261) kts
270 (300) mph
Service Ceiling7.590 m24.900 ft
Range1.932 km1.043 NM
1.200 mi.
Empty Weight12.519 (15.111) kg27.600 (33.314) lbs
max. Takeoff Weight18.956 (22.544) kg41.790 (49.700) lbs
Wing Span27,97 (32,12) m91 ft 9 in (105 ft 5 in)
Wing Area75,9 (85,5) m817 (920) ft
Length22,76 (24,84) m74 ft 8 in (81 ft 6 in)
Height8,20 (8,58) m26 ft 11 in (28 ft 2 in)
First Flight16.03.1947
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1947-1954
Total Production1081
Developed fromConvair Model 110
ICAO CodeCVLP
IATA CodeCV4 CVF CVR CVV CVX
Data for (Version)Convair CV-340 (CV-440)
VariantsCV-240, CV-340, CV-440, T-29, C-131

[Photo-ID: 13280] Karsten Palt 2016-10-11
Convair 240-1, Western Airlines, N240HH, c/n 47, Karsten Palt, 2016Convair
240-1
Western Airlines
Reg.: N240HH
c/n: 47
 
Planes of Fame Air Museum Valle [Valle, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13281] Karsten Palt 2016-10-11
Convair 240-1, Western Airlines, N240HH, c/n 47, Karsten Palt, 2016Convair
240-1
Western Airlines
Reg.: N240HH
c/n: 47
 
Planes of Fame Air Museum Valle [Valle, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13214] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Convair 240-11, , N280P, c/n 133, Karsten Palt, 2016Convair
240-11
Reg.: N280P
c/n: 133
 
displayed as US Coast Guard HC-131A 5785
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10074] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Convair C-131D, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0295, c/n 223, Karsten Palt, 2014Convair
C-131D
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0295
c/n: 223
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10073] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Convair C-131D, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0295, c/n 223, Karsten Palt, 2014Convair
C-131D
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0295
c/n: 223
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10072] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Convair C-131D, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0295, c/n 223, Karsten Palt, 2014Convair
C-131D
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0295
c/n: 223
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10962] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair C-131F Samaritan, United States Navy, 141017, c/n 300, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
C-131F Samaritan
United States Navy
Reg.: 141017
c/n: 300
 
Guantanamo Bay
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10963] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair C-131F Samaritan, United States Navy, 141025, c/n 308, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
C-131F Samaritan
United States Navy
Reg.: 141025
c/n: 308
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6265] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Convair C-131F Samaritan (R4Y-1 / 340-71), , N9030V, c/n 296, Karsten Palt, 2012Convair
C-131F Samaritan (R4Y-1 / 340-71)
Reg.: N9030V
c/n: 296
 
ex US Navy BuNo 141013
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10967] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair T-29B Flying Classroom (240-27), United States Navy, 51-7906, c/n 318, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
T-29B Flying Classroom (240-27)
United States Navy
Reg.: 51-7906
c/n: 318
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10968] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair T-29B Flying Classroom (240-27), United States Navy, 51-7906, c/n 318, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
T-29B Flying Classroom (240-27)
United States Navy
Reg.: 51-7906
c/n: 318
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11282] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Convair VC-131D Samaritan, United States Air Force (USAF), 54-2808, c/n 204, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
VC-131D Samaritan
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 54-2808
c/n: 204
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11283] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Convair VC-131D Samaritan, United States Air Force (USAF), 54-2808, c/n 204, Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
VC-131D Samaritan
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 54-2808
c/n: 204
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]