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CX's First Bare Metal 742F  
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

The first photo of CX's first 'Silver Bullet' a Boeing 747-200F.


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Looks good IMAO.

Tom.

[Edited 2006-05-12 19:19:09]


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
Looks good IMAO

I am afraid I have to disagree. I really like CX's c/s, and the aircraft doesn't look very shiny, a bit "dirty". I guess that's because it had been painted before, just like AC bare 767.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3860 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I too think it's a bit like the infamous AC 767... not too good.

User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I like this "stripped paint" scheme. A much better buffing job than Air Canada did with their B767's.

Cathay should have left the white bird in from of Cathay Pacific Cargo, IMO. The Green and red cheatlines under the nose don't work.



What is it? It's A 747-400, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

I like it. It looks different from the rest of the pax fleet.


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User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

With the rising fuel costs, I wonder if the bare metal c/s will be the norm to cargo operators in the near future.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

It looks like they copied or borrowed the plane from JAL Cargo.


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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

Why does that tail remind me of the USPS logo?


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Is this a test or does CX plan to strip the paint from all freighters? I like those bare metal 747s if the operator keeps them clean like JAL does. Northwests original freighters on the opposite look like they´ve never seen a real good polish since they were delivered 30 years ago.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 6):
It looks like they copied or borrowed the plane from JAL Cargo.

Not only that, but I think the JAL silver bodies look much better. CX is one of my favorite airlines...but I like their full paint much, much better.



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User currently offlineJohnny From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

Oh no, that looks very, very old-fashioned.

Cathay Pacific had one of the nicest liveries.

Stop it please, it looks as bad as the AC 767...


User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

It looks nothing like the AC 767... that was a complete mess.

Cathay are not doign this to look pretty!!.... they are doing it to save money and yes all freighters will be like this. B-HMD goes this weekend to Xiamen and the 1st ex SQ 744BCF arrives in June. B-HIH will now start service in the 2nd half of June.

As for looking like the USPS logo.......

Anyway, if you don't like.... don't take any pics  Smile


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Flying Tigers B747 Freighters were bare aluminum 30 years ago.

User currently offlineDrExotica From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Outstanding looking plane. I am really tired of white paint jobs. The only way to improve it would be to paint a Strategic Air Command star ribbon and shield across the nose area...


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User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

I like it a lot. I'm not so fond of the current pax 744 livery - I think the greenie-grey comes too far up making the plane look a bit grubby. It's alright on A330/340 and passable on 777s where it's really only the belly that is that colour. I personally would like to see a new colour scheme for CX - shiny metal would be a good choice IMHO. I dare say I'd be in the minority though.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

I like that! Looks nice IMO! I agree that the CX livery is very nice aswell!

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

I'm not sure the green on white really goes together well, but I actually like it. It is very different and they did a good job on the polish.

User currently offlineBlast From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Quoting Johnny (Reply 10):
Cathay Pacific had one of the nicest liveries.

They still have that livery. It's just that on one cargo plane so far, (any more to come??), the white paint was changed for bare metal.

I like it. I am not a fan of boring plain white liveries with the smallest possible colour additions. Something which stands out in a negative way however, is the grey-plugged windows. They look weird.


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

The current plan is for the entire freighter fleet to be done. Next is the all white 747-200F B-HMD, which departs for XMN tomorrow.

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