Convair C-131B 'Samaritan'

Notes: Electronic equipment test bed transport. Af version of convair 340 (3 CREW) .
  Base model:C-131
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
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  Length: 79' 2" 24.1 m
  Height:28' 2" 8.5 m
  Wingspan: 105' 4" 32.1 m
  Wingarea: 920.0 sq ft 85.4 sq m
  Empty Weight: 29,248 lb 13,264 kg
  Gross Weight: 47,000 lb 21,315 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W
  Horsepower (each): 2500

  Range: 450 miles 724 km
  Cruise Speed: 254 mph 409 km/h 221 kt
  Max Speed: 293 mph 471 km/h 254 kt
  Climb: 1,410 ft/min 429 m/min
  Ceiling: 24,500 ft 7,467 m

Known serial numbers
53-7788 / 53-7823

Examples of this type may be found at
Kelly Field Heritage MuseumKelly AFBTexas
USAF Armament MuseumEglin AFBFlorida

C-131B on display

USAF Armament Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Mark Sublette
 Clemson, SC
Th C-131B that was displayed at the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base, 53-7821, c/n 273, was removed from display in early 2008 for some restoral work. Although the staff at the museum expected that the Samaritan would be returned to the grounds, a decision higher up the chain of command decided that the aircraft was not suited to the museum's collection, and the airframe has been bailed to the U.S. Navy EOD School located at Eglin for training purposes. The airframe has reportedly been moved to a location on the Eglin reservation where the EOD has facilities.
01/24/2011 @ 04:55 [ref: 35864]
 Sandy Alexander
 , NH
The caption for the aircraft on the wet ramp states
"with air samplers". The pods mounted on the underside
of the fuselage are APUs. One provided dedicated AC
power and the other DC to whatever electrical requirements
were needed by the equipment loaded for the particular
05/02/2008 @ 03:51 [ref: 20775]
For Luis SAAVEDRA, you can buy all proper manuals through
www.esscoaircraft.com and also through eFLIGHTMNUALS.com
if you give me your email I can send some pictures of the manuals. Keep in touch and best regards
04/29/2008 @ 05:41 [ref: 20745]
 Chip Compton
 Austin, Texas, TX
This is for luis Saavedra
La Paz - Bolivia, OTH

Hi Luis,
I might be able to help, I wnet through Navigator and Nav Bomb Training flying the C-131/T-29. Please contact me.
12/25/2007 @ 21:34 [ref: 19053]
 luis Saavedra
 La Paz - Bolivia, OTH
Dear Mr or Mrs.
I want to know about the c-131B aircraft. And where can I get a Operation Manual.
07/03/2007 @ 18:16 [ref: 17007]
 David Hatcher
 Dothan, AL
The C131B on the rainy ramp displays the symbol/shield (behind pilots window)of the Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD), likely out of Wright Patterson AFB. Although most of the ASD also had painted orange panels/stripes on them they are not on this aircraft. A old picture.
02/27/2007 @ 10:09 [ref: 15690]


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