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.