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Convair CV-440-0 Metropolitan (474)

 

 
Date: 08/08/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the sixth and final Convair airframe of Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on August 8 1974 in the basic colors of previous operator "West German Air Force" without titles and with ferry regi "D-AGWA".

Date: 07/09/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: entering the Belgian register on August 28, the purchase of this airframe was intented for being a spare source only. Here seen parked without propellers after having been towed to the tarmac, it remained idle for the remaining period of 1974.

Date: 15/12/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: closer inspection revealed that this airframe was in pristine condition, thus it was decided to use it in their network. Here seen with propellers added again.

Date: 01/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: during January 1975 it entered the hanger to be resprayed in the DAT livery, here seen at the begin of this process.

Date: 26/01/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen at the end of this process in the full livery (and airframes only color scheme), it was such operational for 16 months from March 28 1975 onwards. 

Date: 07/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen parked on the tarmac with the white regi. 

Date: 14/12/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen here with black registration, after its duties for DAT it left Antwerp for Basle on July 26 1976, still in full DAT markings. It was cancelled on August 2 1976 as "HB-IMU" to its new operator Air-Sea Service and rolled out in their full marking at Basle on September 8 1976. 

 

Belgian register