Operational Employment of the Convair Charger 650234

The Convair Model 48 Charger was successfully flown in November, marking a major milestone in development of the first airplane built specifically to operate from rough terrain in the forward combat area. Sponsored by General Dynamics Corp., this new airplane complements existing military systems by bridging the performance gap between helicopters and high-performance jets. It provides a variety of missions capabilities, including surveillance, counterinsurgency, armed reconnaissance, utility, and cargo.


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