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Whose Tail Is This?  
User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

I wasn't even born when this pic was taken at MZJ back in 1976. The tail all the way on the right.. whose livery is that? I've never seen it before.

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5356 times:

Good question. Looks like a DC-8 tail to me...

Here you go...


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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

not sure what airline it may be but if it helps it looks like it could be an Airbus 300 or 310 by the way the tail cone looks like.

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

OPNLguy,
not sure it is a DC-8 because by the way the pic was taken, the tail looks too high...thats why i suggested it be an A300/A310.

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5324 times:

Its an Air Spain Dc-8-21 They provided charter services within europe and ceased operations in late 1975

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5297 times:

Super.. Thanks for the quick responses everyone. Now I can sleep tonight.  Big grin


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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

OMG...i can't believe it...thanx so much OPNLguy. i guess i was quite a ways off...*LOL* plz accept my apologies!

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5242 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...  Big grin

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

B6FA4ever:
Exactly how many A-300s were produced back in 1976? And how many A-310s? I doubt one would be parked in Arizona by then, even if the A-310 had existed.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

>>>Exactly how many A-300s were produced back in 1976? And how many A-310s? I doubt one would be parked in Arizona by then, even if the A-310 had existed.

True, but using the same logic, who would have expected to see a pair of L1011s parked in the desert back then?  Big grin


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5036 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.  Big grin



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4920 times:

Those two L-1011s look like WN's ugly color scheme. Funny, eh??


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12032 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4904 times:
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They were only there because Court Line, who operated them out of LTN, went bust. They were cool colours back in them '70s. Big grin


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User currently offlineTheGregster From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

A300 / A310 are wide bodyed two engined aircraft

Not narrow bodyed four engined aircraft.

So i dont quite understand how you can get them confused.

Please explain ???


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4199 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4231 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.



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User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

line numbers 1024and1032 went to Cathay Pacific. they became VR-HHV[AA] and VR-HHW[AB]

User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

The two L1011's are in the colours of CourtLine.......They alo used a small fleet of BAC One Elevens...

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Access, I know......I was pointing out that the colors of the two L-1011s looked like WN's ugly color scheme.


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User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1642 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 Big grin


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