About 240 aircraft modified from Convair 240 (Convair 600) and Convair 340 / Convair 440 (Convair 640) with the Rolls-Royce turbo-props installed.
| MODEL||Convair 640|
| ENGINE||2 x Rolls-Royce RDa. 10/1 Dart turbo-prop, 2256kW|
| Take-off weight||25855 kg||57001 lb|
| Empty weight||13733 kg||30276 lb|
| Wingspan||32.11 m||105 ft 4 in|
| Length||24.84 m||82 ft 6 in|
| Height||8.59 m||28 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||85.47 m2||919.99 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||465 km/h||289 mph|
| Ceiling||6000 m||19700 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||3138 km||1950 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||1979 km||1230 miles|
As i recall fronter airlines had both the 640 and 580 a/c. the 640s were refered to as 44,000 lb dog whistles,becauseof the rolls engines. The 580s though with allison eng. Had a speed risticton on them because of the center windshield post, go figure.
|Steven Scott, 23.11.2009|
I have eight apu t-wheels that go with the GTP30-141
APU. Anyone out there know who might want to buy them? They are new or in overhauled condition.
|steve urlings, 08.04.2009|
please send me some more info of convair 600/640 conversion
Need to extend this further with the 580 conversion (Allison Engines). Allegheny had 40 of them and was involved in part of the interior conversion... 1963 and on
|roger moore, 21.06.2008|
Flew the 640 at Hawaiian Airlines in 1966-1967 and it was a nice ride. Never remember having any trouble with the conversion. Seems it was considerably faster than the 440.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?