Aircraft was formed in 1943 when Consolidated Aircraft was acquired by
The new company name was often abbreviated Convair.
is probably best known for its delta-wing aircraft (e.g. F-102,
F-106, B-58) and its massive bomber, the B-36.
1952, the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut purchased
Convair and, merging it with Canadair,
formed General Dynamics. Convair kept its identity as a
division of General Dynamics until 1961.