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|
|Paul Gauthier, 19.01.2010|
My father was the CV-640 chief pilot with Pacific Western airlines for the entire time the airline used the plane.He loved it and new it inside out.My late brother also flew the 640 with PWA
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 ?