Wien Alaska Airlines Fairchild F-27A  N2708R                     (c/n  39)


                                      The photograph above is a Fairchild pre-delivery shot of Wien Alaska's first F-27A delivered in
                                      May of 1959.  It is seen here in its pristine state, a condition not likely to have been regained, given
                                      the service extremities it saw in Alaska!  When Wien merged with Northern Consolidated Airlines
                                      in 1968 it became an asset of the new corporation and was again re-titled in 1973 when the corporate
                                      name was changed to Wien Air Alaska.   N2708R finally wound up (in 1978) with Aeronor Chile
                                      as CC-CBP.