Greetings to all...
Years ago I used to fly quite regularly on Great Lakes (Great Shakes) Airlines, which later became Air Ontario. The equipment was Convair 580s, or so I thought. I have pictures of some and airliner postcards in which they're so identified -- CV580 -- for instance C-GDTE. Yet the listings here show C-GDTE and sister ship C-GDTC as CV340s.
I confess to not knowing the difference between a CV340 and a CV580, though think it has something to do with the engines -- piston vs turboprop? Is there any way to tell at a glance which is which?
If anyone can help me out, I'd appreciate it!
Both seem to be listed elsewhere as CV580's. It might be that our database is wrong.
340 - Correct - Pistons & usually(3) a 3-blade prop
580 - Turbo-prop - 4 Bladed Allisons See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_CV-240_family
One of my 580 pix https://www.flickr.com/photos/elaref/8129215541/
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