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Has Anyone Else Noticed This About TWA DC-9's?  
User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 925 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

I have had this huge pet peev about the twin red striped (old colors) TWA
DC-9's that till this day drives me crazy when looking at pictures. I am just curious if I am the only one that has noticed that some of the DC-9-30 and almost all of the DC-9-50 aircraft have the tail TWA logo not aligned at all and completely offcenter. To me this looks horrible and not sure who TWA hired to have them painted like this but that has got to be the poorest workmanship I have seen. I just dont see how a professional aircraft painting company can make such an error that is so noticeable. I know this photo is very low quality but look at the difference between the tail of that parked DC-9 compared to the one directly behind it that is just pulling in. Notice how the parked ones tail logo is way to high and not centered in the red area while the one behind it is too low??!?!? ok I vented let me know if im crazy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3266 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

There's a similar pet peeve on this particular America West A320. The America West title is located too high in the fusalage.


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User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Both were painted by the factory.....


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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2389 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Aren't the red tail markings aligned with the crown of the fuselage?

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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

When OZ was merged into TW in 1986, each of the DC-9's received a quick livery change which painted the bottom green stripes red and covered the "swallows" on the tail with the TWA block.
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Freshly painted -9's of the late '80's received the DC-9-80 delivery livery.

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These were changed around 1988 to the tail designs shown above. I suspect that some of the "modified" tails ended up looking a little "off-center."



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I haven't noticed TWA DC-9's for over a year now. I have noticed a lot of AA MD-80's though.

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