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Experimental C/s That Never Were......  
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I am hoping we can start a little thread here where we can list examples of experimental colorschemes that were never taken up by the airline(s).

I found this Lufthansa experiment from 1988, which later became the livery of their charter subsidiary, Condor, but never became the Lufthansa livery.

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Anyone want to list any other examples of this....?

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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

There was Air India too, of course....

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They reverted back to their classic livery after this short experiment.


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

British Airways, prior to the Landor scheme:

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Pan Am, prior to the 'billboard' scheme:

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User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Assuming this thread is not interested in just one-of-a-kind special paint schemes or hybrid schemes, here are a couple of NW trial schemes:


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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2020 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
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In theory that NW scheme on the DC-9's was adopted, just with the new logo, and some better colors. But the essence is still the same.  Big thumbs up

Either way, they never adopted that exact one.


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Here are two from LTU.


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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

That 2nd LTU scheme is awful.... Their current scheme is classic and distinctive.

User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Here is another PanAm hybrid I found.

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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Here's this USAir experimental livery on 737-300 N355AU. I really, really like it.

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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

AeroMexico tried this one a couple of years ago...


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3049 times:
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Air France also had some experimental color schemes, one with a gray belly, one with a cheatline, and one with red/white/blue winglets.

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Not really related, but CI had this special color scheme that never really survived because of political issues.

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User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2930 times:

How about the Braniff "Reebok" scheme.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2913 times:

Didn't Midway #1 have one?


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User currently offlineVIAF From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 196 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

This one was really nice !!


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User currently offlineN9801F From Samoa, joined Apr 2004, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

In the late -70's, TWA prepared a 727 with bare fuselage and red stripes - looked a lot like AA. Sharp - wish they had taken it up.

Anyone care to post a photo of it???

BTW, the USAir is sharp! And any of the NW's would have been a big improvement!!! (If the 'bowling shoe' won first place, I'd hate to see what came in second!) (Smile)


User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

United's bare metal below the cheatline (on 70's scheme):


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Hughes Airwest's metal tail:


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Continental's pointed cheatline (on 70's scheme):


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USAir BAe-146 (next to ex-PSA MD80 in PSA's scheme w/US titles)


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United's 747SP-21's in Pan Am colors (one without PA cheatline):


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United 747SP-21 in 1992 livery:


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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Here's this USAir experimental livery on 737-300 N355AU. I really, really like it.


I actually referenced that very livery in another thread earlier today.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 700 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

I don't know if you'd call it experimental, but UA only repainted a handful of their Shuttle aircraft in white with red "Shuttle by United" scripty writing and the regular blue tail. Then you've got the regular gray scripty "Shuttle" aircraft and the regular gray block-letter "United Shuttle" planes as well.


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