CONVAIR CV-990 - OB-R-728



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Next to join the fleet is a Convair 990 Coronado, the fifth one ever built and one of 37 produced. MotoArt welcomes OB-R-728 to the PlaneTags family. 

The Coronado is a narrow body jet airliner, produced between 1961 and 1963 by the Convair division of General Dynamics. A stretched version of the Convair 880, the 990 was designed to meet an American Airlines request for a plane that could fly from New York to Los Angeles quicker than what was available at the time. Convair guaranteed it could build it, and although it could cruise at faster speeds than its rivals, it did not perform as promised. The CV 990 marked the end of an era for Convair. 


Our CV-990 was the fifth built and was initially used by Convair for flight test operations. It was later refurbished and sold to Aerolíneas Peruanas S.A. (APSA). OB-R-728 brought the airline into the jet age and the Miami-Lima-Santiago and Miami-Lima-Rio de Janeiro routes were launched. One of APSA’s three CV-990s was hijacked and flown to Cuba in 1969, during a spate of hijackings. The airline suffered from financial troubles, as well as fraud allegations and ceased operations in May 1971. Our plane was stored for many years, but notably used during that time by NASA during the early 1980s as parts for its 990s that performed landing tests for shuttle landing gear assemblies, and by FLETC in the 1990s specifically for dealing with hijacked aircraft on the ground.

With just 37 total CV-990s ever built, and less than a handful remaining today, preserving the story and portions of ‘728 was important to MotoArt owner Dave Hall. Celebrate the ingenuity of the designers and engineers who endeavored to create the fastest jet airliner in the sky. Add a Convair 990 Coronado to your collection today. 

CONVAIR CV-990 # OB-R-728


  • Manufacturer: CONVAIR
  • Model #: CV-990-30A-6
  • Tail #: OB-R-728
  • Crew: 9
  • Seats: 116
  • Wing Span: 120 ft 0 in
  • Length: 139 ft 5 in
  • Height: 46 ft 6 in


  • Range: 4,172 NM
  • Cruise Speed: 540 kts
  • Ceiling: 41,011 ft
  • Empty Weight: 129,902 lbs
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 244,200 lbs
  • Rate of Climb: 3,250 ft/min


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    PlaneTags are: 

    • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
    • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
    • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
    • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

    - Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.

    *Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

    PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

    Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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      Stefano I.
      Italy Italy

      Metal smell

      This tag has a very distinctive smell that that makes me feel I'm wandering around in the middle of some plane graveyard in the California desert

      Mark M.
      United States United States

      Convair is a part of my history.

      I got the tag to go on the base of my 1:100 scale CV990 model.

      Kael Y.
      United States United States


      Amazing and beautiful piece of history.

      Ronald M.
      United States United States

      Convair CV-990 Tag

      I was very satisfied with the tag. It’s a nice addition to my collection.

      Liam P.
      Australia Australia


      Good, I mean what more is there to say?

      Ted W.
      United States United States

      Convair 990

      An important part of aviation history. Thank you for capturing it in a plane tag.

      United States United States

      Amazing piece of history!

      Bought the metal tag and it really shows this thing sat in the desert for some time. Amazing aircraft and amazing tags.