Super Convair 340
Fuselage and interior design of Convair 340
To save time, Convair 340's luggage racks designed just inside the entrance door. 16"x18" picture windows affords an excellent view from either seat.
Convair produced many different models. There are even models produced especially for cargo transportation and military purposes. Except for a few major airlines, the models produced for passenger transportation could not find much buyers. Especially American Airlines, Swissair, Lufthansa, SAS and Finnair used some Convair models in passenger transportation for many years.
Almost 15 years after the Douglas dc series was launched in air transport, the Convair models produced in a better technological environment cannot be said to be very successful. Despite larger sizes, greater passenger capacity, higher speeds and better comfort, Convair aircraft were expected to find more buyers and to be used for many years, but did not.
Although a Convair CV-240 aircraft was used in the presidential election campaigns by John F. Kennedy in 1960, Convair lost the race with the Douglas DC series.