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Reams Goodloe
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Aircraft in Production - 1956
      #445251 - 11/25/17 05:22 PM


http://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/THE-1956-AIRCRAFT-YEAR-BOOK.pdf


Planes In Production - as at 1956 - starting on page 285....
Note the NEW C-172 on page 302 (PDF 295)

Anybody here have any photos of the Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - the "first multi-engine turboprop airplane:....?

- Reams-


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Bruce Gorrell [EQY]
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Re: Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Reams Goodloe]
      #445253 - 11/25/17 05:34 PM

It was a flying boat. Used as a tanker and for passengers/cargo for a couple of years in the '50s.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Reams Goodloe]
      #445254 - 11/25/17 06:34 PM Attachment (69 downloads)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_1AS13lnjg



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Randy Sohn
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Re: Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Bruce Gorrell [EQY]]
      #445255 - 11/25/17 06:37 PM

Quote:

It was a flying boat




Mmmmmmmmh, was thinkin' that CV had put it in the drink?

best, randy


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Ralph Jones
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Re: Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #445256 - 11/25/17 06:45 PM

At least two, 1953 and '58.

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Ray Tackett
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Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Reams Goodloe]
      #445257 - 11/25/17 07:12 PM

Google images has plenty, including box tops of a Revell model kit I did not
know existed.

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Ray Tackett
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Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Reams Goodloe]
      #445262 - 11/25/17 09:12 PM

Page 195 has a picture of a Tradewind as tanker.

Page 68 has a picture of a Cessna 620. 1956 must have been the year I saw it
in a Cessna ad in "Flying". Five seats, four engines!? What were they
thinking? It was faster than the 310, but that's about all one would have
gotten for the extra complexity, fuel burn, and maintenance.

I turned 11 in 1956. My first reaction to the ad was that the 620 existed to
fulfill some rich private pilot's fantasy of flying a four-engine airliner.

IMO, Mr. Cessna did well by putting the thing out of his misery.

No, I did not read all 400+ pages. I just skimmed, admiring the ads and the
pictures up to about page 180.

Thanks for the link. Lotsa memories there, due to my father the electrical
engineer for a defense contractor, as well as my own intense interest in
aircraft.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #445263 - 11/25/17 10:07 PM

Quote:

IMO, Mr. Cessna did well by putting the thing out of his misery.



Actually I think he was a couple of decades out of the picture by then...

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #445265 - 11/25/17 10:35 PM

Quote:

Page 68 has a picture of a Cessna 620




IIRC, I saw a later photo of it in ABQ or somewhere down there.

best, randy


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Ray Tackett
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Aircraft in Production - 1956 [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #445270 - 11/26/17 11:00 AM

I thought, but may have misremembered, that the only example was broken up.

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