What was the total quantity issued of this model aircraft (including any modifications).

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    $\begingroup$ From the registration ID, this is a Convair CV-340, replacement of the DC3. You may look at the CV-240 family (240, 340, 440) on Wikipedia. 312 units of the CV-340 were build. $\endgroup$ – mins Dec 30 '15 at 11:22
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    $\begingroup$ You can also work out the model by noting that "The flying dutchman" indicates airline KLM (also marked on the fuselage) and looking at "Fleet History" in the Wikipedia page for KLM. By clicking the links for the various aircraft operated by KLM you'll eventually find a matching aircraft in the "Convair 340" and "Convair 240" operated by KLM from 1953-1964 and 1948-1959 respectively. $\endgroup$ – RedGrittyBrick Dec 30 '15 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ @RedGrittyBrick That's how I found it out. On an unrelated note, I don't get why KLM would name its aircraft after a ghost ship. $\endgroup$ – aeroalias Dec 30 '15 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ @aeroalias, It's not associated with the aircraft, but with the airlines (sort of slogan), Now the title of the airline's flyer and loyalty program. I like this one. $\endgroup$ – mins Dec 30 '15 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ @aeroalias: The PH-TGI was actually named the "Vincent van Gogh" after the painter. Source. The same plane in different colors, may 1962. The PH-TGI is a Convair 340, according to the Nieuwe Leidsche Courant from September 9, 1953. $\endgroup$ – MSalters Jan 1 '16 at 22:44

The aircraft looks like the Convair CV 440 Metropolitan (maybe CV 340) a variant of the CV 240, in operation with the KLM. According to Wikipedia, a total of 1181 of all the variants were built.

  • $\begingroup$ Apparently is was built as a -340, and in 1955 upgraded to CV-440 specs when it was renamed to the PH-CGI. Seems fair to treat that as a modification. $\endgroup$ – MSalters Jan 1 '16 at 22:55
  • $\begingroup$ @MSalters Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure of that. Thanks for clearing it up. $\endgroup$ – aeroalias Jan 1 '16 at 23:25

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