Aviation Photo #0420508 Convair C-131F (R4Y-1/340-71) - USA - Navy

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"China Lake". Seen rolling runway 27. Built as R4Y-1, designated C-131F, and cvt'd to CV640. She is a CV-340-71 (C-131F). Cvt'd to CV640 when she received wings of CV640 cn 409 and new tail number became N866TA. Built in 1955. Other serials - N866TA with Frellum Llc and Aircraft Leasing Incorporated. Last time she was in SAN was in June 1977. I was also lucky to photograph her.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    USA - Navy
    Convair C-131F (R4Y-1/340-71)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair
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    141000
    San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field
    California
    USA
    January 1978
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