National Airlines      Convair 440 Metropolitan     N2044    (c/n 352)


                                       National operated both the Convair 340 and Convair 440 on their intermediate range routes.
                                       The radar in the nose of this Metropolitan, shot at La Guardia in 1960, is clearly visible in this
                                       photograph. The 440 also had increased seating from 44 to 52.  N2044 went on the fly with
                                       North Central Airlines in 1962 and was converted to a Convair 580 turbo-prop in 1968.