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January 24, 1961: First flight of the Convair 990 Coronado, an American narrowbody jet airliner, “stretched” version of their earlier Convair 880.

Convair 990 Coronado. A first-generation high performance jetliner which was a Turbofan-powered derivative of the Turbojet-powered Convair 880. The major distinguishing feature of the 990 from the C880s are the distinctive "Kuchemann Carrots" at the end of the wing.

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This great photo is of the first Cathay Pacific Convair 880 in its fleet, VR-HFS. Loving the smoke trails !