2 thoughts on “CONVAIR 880

  1. “The tip of the empennage is formed with a right angle, giving the appearance of being sharply cut off, unlike the smooth flare to a point as seen on other airliners.” This shape was for a little cap which hinged to allow a drag-chute to extend. But the 880 brakes were more than adequate to stop the aircraft without thrust reversers which were not installed on the first test aircraft.

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