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User currently offlineJWM SkyTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 614 times:

I was recently at Chicago O'hare Airport (ORD) just to spot planes. My favorite thing was seeing all the 747 cargo planes (I didn't know a lot of these airlines existed!). I saw one that really puzzled me. It was a 747-200 (as I remember) with a teal/white body and a teal tail. The only words on it was CARGO in big red caps letters.
What airline is this and why is it painted like this?

Jack M, Birmingham, Michigan

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User currently offlineD.Valerio From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 615 times:

" It was a 747-200 (as I remember) with a teal/white body and a teal tail. The only words on it was CARGO in big red caps letters. "

Sounds like you just described EL AL's cargo 747s
It is presumed that it is for security reasons that they don't have there name on there cargo aircraft

D.VALERIO
New York


User currently offlineBASRA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 615 times:

Does this ring a bell?



It's EL-AL Cargo


User currently offlineJWM SkyTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 615 times:

That's it! Why don't they put El Al titles on it? What kind of security? It gave me the creeps.

Jack M, Birmingham, Michigan


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 615 times:

That's odd. I mean, I can see flying an all-white non-marked plane if you're worried about security, but that's just a typical El-Al paint job without the title. I don't know who they think they're fooling - there must be some other reason.

User currently offlineIl76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 614 times:

There's 3 of those ELAL cargo 747's flying around in an all white colourscheme.
4X-AXL
4X-AXK
4X-AXZ
All white with just the red 'CARGO' sign on them. It also flew around with 'HERTZ' titles. I think there's a few pictures on airliners.net.

Ed


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