OK, here is the challenge.
Name the type of aircraft in the photo. The only information I have on the aircraft, is that there were only ever 2 airlines which flew it, and 1 of those airlines only ever flew that type of aircraft.
What do we know about the aircraft?
* It is a 4 prop aircraft (one of the props can be seen behind the stairs)
* Its capacity is probably around 40-50 people? I say this because of the number of people lining up and walking up to the aircraft.
Myself, and a few other people have discounted quite a lot of the "major" props from that era, including Douglas DC-4s/DC-6/DC-7, Bristol Britannia, etc, etc.
One thing which should be noted is the higher positioning of the stabiliser.
Personally, I am thinking of an aircraft which was built somewhere like France, Italy or Spain. It is obvious by the fact that only 2 airlines operated it, that it wasn't a "successful" program.
So guys and gals, let hear it. What type of aircraft is it?