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NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.  
User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

I remember a few years ago seeing the just replaced bowling shoe NW livery applied in a reverse scheme on a DC9 (?) as a test/experiment. The pic was in either Airliners or Airways, but despite trawling through one heck of a lot of back issues of them over the past few days, I can't find it.
I'm sure it was a D9, but could have been a A320 as well. By reverse scheme I mean the red was on the bottom, the white on the top, the black and grey swapped over etc. It was an exact copy of the livery, but with colours changed directly opposite to where they were on the usual craft.

I've googled, hotbotted, yahooed and checked various sites like Airliners.net doing searches on every conceivable keyword to try and find a pic of it again. All to no avail.

To ease my own mind to make sure I'm not going off the deep end, does anyone else remember this plane ?!?!?!
And then (no more and then !) does anyone know of anywhere on the www where there might be a pic ????

Cheers in advance.
Al.

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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4239 times:
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Several different schemes were experimented with in order to find one that was acceptable yet less expensive and time consuming to apply. I do no think any was an exact reversal of the "shoe" as that would not have saved any money. Usually one of the thinner separation lines was omitted in the hope of simplifying application. In other words - less colors. Three instead of four. None were deemed acceptable but the hunt for an easier c/s continued hence the newer far simpler scheme.


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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4227 times:
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These are the Northwest experiments and rarities I'm aware of...

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User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

When I find my slide.....................I haven't checked the database on A-net either...................but one of the first planes in the new scheme was a darker silver.

Anyone remember this?

Mike @ MSP


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3821 times:


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Thats why no one can say NW stole Virgin's Idea, its the other way around. I like that big N with the large Northwest font, it was great, there was no inverted bowling shoe. Just the ones shown above and one that no one has a pic of, where one side of the aircraft was red the other side gray.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

ILS APPROACH...You are correct. N761NC, a DC 9 model 50 had a slightly different scheme than the above photo. I took that plane in early 95 from MEM to DTW or MCI, I don't know which without checking my flight log. I think N760NC another model 50 also had a test paint scheme. The 757 was N534US. NW thought deleting the blue would look good and save some $$$ on paint.I thought it was a good idea and would accomplish both, but what do I know?.
safe



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User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

Brunsie,

It sounds like your describing the DC-10 that was painted to celebrate the alliance between Northwest and KLM. I honestly do not remember seeing any other one with one red side and one gray side. As for the A320 in the 1969 Red Tail livery, I had completely forgotten about that one.

I still think the hybrid livery that involved the final Republic livery and the Red Tail was (in a business sense) smart.

Iflewrepublic



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

The diesel 10 in split colors was N237NW, an original Varig bird.


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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

I don't know about you guys, but I'm digging that 757 they experimented with in '96. Sharp and professional!!! Not saying I don't like the current one...very tasteful as well, but the bold look is nice.
Regards



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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3657 times:


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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Here is one I took in the early 90's of N761NC...


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The other side had a white title and logo on the fuselage.

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Brunsie,

It sounds like your describing the DC-10 that was painted to celebrate the alliance between Northwest and KLM. I honestly do not remember seeing any other one with one red side and one gray side. As for the A320 in the 1969 Red Tail livery, I had completely forgotten about that one.


No im not talking about the DC-10, this was a DC-9-30, I saw it several times in Detroit and Minneapolis.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I was refering to an A320 in the current scheme that was more a darker silver, I believe it was probably one of the first planes to get the new colors.

I haven't posted the shot yet I'll try to get it up here soon.

Oh, and the A320's in the old scheme were nice!

Mike @ MSP


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