New Aircraft for me


#1

Recently i heard an aircraft call in to a nearby field KDCU, N51255,was not available for flight tracking,comes back to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,was wondering if anybody knows what it is used for,possibly a test bed of some type.Thanks!!


#2

Not sure what it’s used for, but it’s an old Convair, built back in 1956. Here’s a photo:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0727857/M/


#3

Remote sensing and imaging, GD owned portion of the old ERIM.

I worked with them years ago developing methodologies for tracking oil spills in the marine environment from the air when they were still part of UMICH/Willow Run Labs.


#4

Looking at the pictures again, I should have noticed the “pod” on the bottom. :wink:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0737441/L/


#5

Thanks for the replies,somebody had mentioned elsewhere maybe a testbed for the P-3.