Fiftieth Anniversary 50, 1923-1973. Convair Aerospace Division Of General Dynamics. Book documenting the 50-year history of the Convair plant in Fort Worth Texas, as division under General Dynamics at the time of its 50th anniversary.
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|30 x 30 x 1 cm
|General Dynamics Corp., St. Louis
Convair Aerospace Division Of General Dynamics
Founded by Reuben H. Fleet in 1923, Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (later Convair) became one of the most significant aircraft manufacturers in American history. For roughly 60 years, this prolific company was synonymous with San Diego. In fact, whole sections of the city were designed to provide homes for the Convair workers and their families. These men and women were responsible for building some of the most significant aircraft in aviation history, including the PBY Catalina, B-24 Liberator, F-102 Delta Dagger, as well as the reliable Atlas missile, which was vital in launching America into space. More than a decade after the company passed from the San Diego scene, tens of thousands of San Diegans still celebrate a seminal connection with Reuben Fleet, his company, and his popular slogan, "Nothing short of right is right."