Aircraft Photo of MM61833 | Convair 440-96 Metropolitan | Italy - Air Force | AirHistory.net #169316
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:MM61833
Military Code:31-1
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 440-96 Metropolitan
C/n (msn):442
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:31 Stormo
Location
City / Area:Fiumicino / Ristoaereo [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Italy
 
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik Sleutelberg
Photo ID: 169316
Photo Comment

Despite 'operational Beetle', Ristoaereo was out of business by springtime 2019. No more dining while admiring the rest of the sole surviving AMI CV-440. She left the factory in 1957 as N8464H, was transferred to the Italian air force as I-MIDA and taken on strength as MM61833. Was a VIP and presidential aircraft, served the military until 1978 and after storage was preserved in excellent condition at the current location around 1990. The restaurant was built later. In complete livery, markings and code but condition slowly deteriorates. Find her in Isola Sacra at Via Trincea delle Frasche 90.

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