Aircraft Photo of TAM-73 | Convair 580 | Bolivia - Transporte Aereo Militar |
Registration / Serial:TAM-73
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 580
Operator / Titles:Bolivia - Transporte Aereo Militar
C/n (msn):170
City / Airport:La Paz - El AltoMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: SLLP   IATA: LPB   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:March 1992
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID: 1942
Photographer's Remark

Began life as Convair 340 N73151, United's "Mainliner Providence" and bought by Frontier in 1959; turboprop conversion 1965 and sold to Metroflight in 1981. After storage this Convair was bought by the Fuerza Aerea Boliviana for its Transportes Aereo Militar arm and is seen here six months later. Some friendly American technicians were in the cockpit, still preparing the avionics

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