TAD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 845 times:
The old livery with some minor changes dates back to about 1963 or 64. I personally like the old livery better that the new one. I think they could use the old design with new brighter colors and get something exceptional.
MAC_Veteran From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 726 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 846 times:
Delta Air Lines former livery was introduced on the DC-8-11/12 and -51 during Late 1961-early 1962.
It was basically the same widget livery we all know, but with Delta Air Lines spelled down the sides. On the DC-8-51, the small words "FanJet" were on the blue parts of the widget. Other differences were, the bare metal areas on the DC-8 were -lower- on the fuselage, later on they were raised to the cabin floorline, flairing underneath the nose, along with simplification of the lettering to just "Delta" on the fuselage.
I for one -loved- the older Delta Air Lines livery. It was quite classy looking to me.