Convair 240


This airliner Pan Am bought and flew it for almost 10 years. It was a small ship and was mainly used in the West Indies. These islands got more and more better airfields, so it was no problem to serve them with modern aircraft. The last Convair went out of service in 1957. Pan Am also flew the bigger model the Convair 340 but kept them only a few month.

Type Convair 240
Engines 2 Pratt&Whitney R 2800 (2000hp each) 
Max gross take off weight 41,790 lb
Range  1000 statute miles
Lenght, Span, Height 75ft, 92ft, 27ft
Speed 240 mph
Seats 40