Convair T-29B Flying Classroom

A picture of the Convair T-29B Flying Classroom

Based on the commercial CV-240 airliner the T-29 entered service with the U.S Air Force in 1950 as a navigation and radar trainer.  They were modified with several astrodomes in the top of the fuselage for the student navigators to practice celestial navigation.  Two years later the improved T-29B introduced a pressurized cabin with accommodation for ten navigation students and four student radar operators.  The T-29 remained in service until the mid 1970s.

Wingspan

91 ft 9 in.

Length

74 ft 8 in.

Height

26 ft 11 in.

Weight

43,575 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

296 MPH

Service Ceiling

23,500 ft

Range

1,500 miles

Engines

Two Wright R-2800-97 radials with 2,400 horsepower each

Crew

4 with 16 students and instructors

Manufacturer
Convair

Markings
U.S. Navy, Training Squadron 29 (VT-29), Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, 1966

Serial Number
51-7906

Designation
T-29B

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