Convair Division of General Dynamics Corporation; title
adopted from April 30,1954 by Consolidated Vultee
following acquisition in 1953 of major shareholdings by
General Dynamics. Major products have been the Convair
F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart interceptors,
B-58 Hustler supersonic bomber and Convair 880, and
990 four-jet commercial transports.
F-111/FB-111 variable-geometry combat aircraft,
now the responsibility of GD's Fort Worth Division.
Convair was grouped with GD's Fort Worth and Pomona
Divisions in September 1970 to form the single Convair Aerospace Division, but Fort Worth was again made a separate
division in June 1974. Convair Division at San Diego
became responsible for commercial aircraft and space
exploration systems, product support for Convair
240/340/440 and derivatives and the Convair 880/990.
It also built major components for McDonnell Douglas DC-
10, Space Shuttle Orbiter vehicle and Tomahawk cruise