Aviation Photo #0294192 Convair 440-51 Metropolitan - Linjeflyg

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Special Christmas painting with Santa Claus on the fin
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    Lars Söderström
    Convair 440-51 Metropolitan
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Stockholm - Bromma
    December 1968
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Photo Added: November 13, 2002

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10 years ago
This brings back memories of my youth in the early seventies. I live in northern sweden and spent every christmas with relatives in southernmost sweden and summers in the south-west. That meant two round trips per year by Linjeflyg Östersund-Malmö or Östersund-Karlstad. Always with a refueling stop at Bromma or Borlänge. I loved the Metropolitan, it had a lot more character than the jets that followed. This picture captures the christmas chill perfectly, and I recall how everyone rushed inside the terminal for hot coffee while the plane was served cold soup. Bone-shaking trips, but great fun for a young kid.

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