OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5534 times:
Not a prob... I've been looking at these beasts for longer than I care to recall. After Braniff-1 went under in 1982, they had a slew of their old DC-8s parked here, and after driving right by them every day for what seems like a year or two, I can't get the shape(s) out of my mind...
MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5328 times:
By process of elimination, I thought it was close to a DC8, but I wasn't absolutely sure. It obviously isn't a 707 tail or even a 747. The 757 and 767 weren't around neither. I never thought it was an Airbus.
There is always a possibilty that the photographer has the year wrong. I thought that may have been the case also. Now, for sure, it's pretty obvious that everything is correct.
Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 4523 times:
Incidentally, does anyone know what happened to G-BAAA and G-BAAB, the L-10s in this picture?
By the way, gregster, we are looking at the picture at the top of the thread and talking about the aircraft you can't see. The point is that it is hard to tell what aircraft it is from that picture. I think seeing the other picture of the Air Spain DC-8 clears up any doubts though.
Miamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
we got the point airframeAS
Like someone said, paint is faded with logos and titles removed. I wish airlines nowadays had "ugly" colors anywhere near those, and that looks nothing like WN either, besides that's 1976 the year I was born. Everything was colorful back then