Airlines Convair 340/440
aircraft was built as a Convair 340-42 and delivered to Philippine
Airlines in 1953 as PI-C-340.
It is shown in that identity
in the image below. It was sold to Braniff International Airways
and registered N3430 in line
with the rest of their fleet. It was converted by Executive
Services to Convair 440
status and sold to Alaska Airlines in 1963. After about 18 months
with Alaska, N3430 was
acquired by North Central Airlines and converted to a Convair 580 by the
installation of Allison
turbo-props. It then passed to Republic.