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Aircraft Make & Model:
Convair 440 Metropolitan
MTOW:
47,000 lb.
Range:
580 miles
Speed:
284 mph
Seats:
52 passengers
Length:
79 ft.
Wingspan:
105 ft.
Height:
28 ft.
Engines:
2 Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800-CB17
HP or Thrust:
2,400 hp
No. flown by DL:
8
RoutesFlown:
Advantages:
Drawbacks:
First Delivery:
November 21, 1956
First Scheduled Service:
1956
Reason Aquired:
Faster and more comfortable than the DC-3 and DC-4, but able to serve Delta's smaller cities.
Last Retirement:
1970
Reason Disposed:
Replaced by jet aircraft.

Narrative:  Convair 440 1956-1970

The Convair 440 was the same size as the Convair 340, which Delta acquired in 1952, but with improvements to reduce cabin noise level and increased operating weights.

When Delta's last Convair 440 retired on April 25, 1970, its passenger fleet was now 100% jet.

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  • convair_440
Videos
  • Convair CV-440 Metropolitan Promo Film - 1955