by Reuben H. Fleet, Consolidated Aircraft Plant 2 was completed in
October 1941, less than six weeks before the U.S. entered WWII. Workers
here designed and constructed B-24 Liberators and PBY Catalinas that
were crucial to the Allied Forces' success. During the Cold War, Convair
Plant 2 saw the development and production of many types of aircraft,
orbiters, and missiles. These include F-102 and F-106 interceptor
aircraft, major components of spacecraft sent into orbit, such as
Enterprise and Challenger, Ground Launch Cruise Missiles, and much more.