XA-KIL   Convair 340-51                  (c/n  142)


                                    The quality of the prints I received from Aeronaves de Mexico in the 1950s were never of a very
                                    high quality.   Consequently, this is the best I can do with this CVAC 340.  Four new 340s were
                                    purchased in 1954 as "DC-3 replacements".  However, insofar as the airline had almost 30 of the
                                    latter, it seems they had to lumber on with the old workhorse over many of their routes, limiting the
                                    340s to the prestige runs.  This aircraft came back to the US in 1978 (as N30DR) where it was
                                    withdrawn from use and stored.