Convair T-29B Flying Classroom

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

U.S. Navy, Training Squadron 29 (VT-29), Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, 1966
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Convair T-29B Flying Classroom

Relatively unsuccessful on the civil market the Convair 240/340/440 series of airliners served successfully with both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy as trainers and transports. The T-29 entered service with the U.S Air Force in 1950 as a navigation and radar trainer.

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)
Max. Speed 296 mph
Service Ceiling 43,575 ft
Range 1,500 miles
Engines 2 Wright R-2800-97 radials 2,400 horsepower each
Crew 4 with 16 students and instructors