NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4 Posted (5 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 8576 times:
Are there any Delta aircraft that wore the four different colors of Delta in the past 10-15 years?
Starting with the old widget colors from the 1970s -1990s, then the 1997 colors, then the 2000 wavey gravey colors before going on to the 2007 red widget colors?
To one up that - any Delta 757s to wear all 4 colors plus the Song colors? -somehow I doubt it but were there any Delta 757s painted in the 5 different colors? Seems like most of the ex Song 757s are in the new colors
Dbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 890 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 8411 times:
What would have been interesting is if Delta would have began receiving the ex-TW 757s a few months earlier..before Delta introduced the new paint job. They would have worn TWA, AA, DL-wavy gravy, and eventually the new Delta widget.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 8197 times:
Quoting B4REAL (Reply 3): Surely some of the MD80s, MD90s, 757s, and 767-300's. I'll see if I can get one each scheme through.
MD-90s were never painted in the 1997 Ron Allen livery. They were all True Widget or Wavy Gravy liveries (and now Onwards and Upwards).
Now the question is, how about the 757s? I know N644DL (currently OW&UW) has appeared in Song, Wavy Gravy and Widget liveries. I'm curious as to whether or not there is a 757 that appeared in (or will appear in) OW&UW, Song, Wavy Gravy, Ron Allen and Widget liveries.
Jkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 8131 times:
Surprsingly, there aren't very many aircraft (if any) which have seen all the liveries. Most of the aircraft which would have been around long enough to even be able to technically receive all liveries (aircraft delivered prior to 1997), have skipped at least one of them (either the Ron Allen or Wavy Gravy colors)
The entire MD-90 fleet went right from the classic widget colors to wavy gravy and are now slowly being repainted into the new livery.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 7990 times:
Quoting DUALRATED (Reply 7): Come to think of it there was a variant of the 737 in all 4 livery's. Comair' CRJ's come to mind as well. Maybe the ATR too not sure though.
Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8): the 767/757/M88s have seen the 4
the M90/738/777/722/M11 has seen 3
the DC8/DC9/A310 have seen 2
the L1011/741/744/A320 have only seen 1
that should be pretty close.
Some of you I think misunderstood my question. I am aware that the 757s, 767s, MD-80s and CRJs wore the different colors because I have pictures of the types in different colors...
My question was for A particular aircraft in all 4 colors.
For example - hypothetically N626DL wore widget until 1998, from 1998-2002 it wore the 1997 colors, then from 2002 - 2008 it wore the wavey gravey until being painted in the current colors earlier this year
Ok the above isn't true...
Quoting Jkudall (Reply 6): Surprsingly, there aren't very many aircraft (if any) which have seen all the liveries. Most of the aircraft which would have been around long enough to even be able to technically receive all liveries (aircraft delivered prior to 1997), have skipped at least one of them (either the Ron Allen or Wavy Gravy colors)
I think you got the point of what I was asking.
I was looking for a particular aircraft example that wore all four, not a type like I think some people thought I was asking.
We have definitely seen MD-80s, 757s, 767-300s, and the CRJs in the 4 different colors, but what I was trying to see was there any particular for example 757 that wore all 4 - with Jkudall's answer I am thinking no also - the only aircraft types this would be possible on would be the 757, 767-300 and MD-80
DUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 7522 times:
Quoting AndrewC75 (Reply 18): OK, I know this doesn't directly answer the question, but N102DA, The Spirit of Delta, wore at least 4 liveries, 5 if you count the "767 tail" livery. 6 if you count the Widget twice.
Ship 102 Thats a GREAT one , I was thinking of that one but because she is no longer in service, I skipped her. But you are right she is in the museum and therefore still in service ...well to some degree, and she is probably the most special of Delta aircraft IMO.
Sparky35805 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 6953 times:
The DC8-50s and 60s never had the sideways widget.The only variations in their paint was the areas painted white and the titles of which Air Lines was dropped in the late 60s.The classic widget was introduced with the delivery of DC8-51 N807E in 1962.The first six DC-8s were -12s and were delivered in a livery unique to that aircraft.Atleast one was repainted in the widget scheme before being converted to a 51.The titles in the tail widget were jetliner instead of fanjet.
similar to the much later ex PA DC8-33s.
MKP1013 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 6541 times:
This was a fun little assignment. I tried to find a winner using the photo database among the MD-88s and the CRJ2's but alas, I failed. There were MD-80's in the old widget, new widget, and wavy gravy, but not Ron Allen. Had the same problem with the CRJ200's, just couldn't find a livery to complete all 4. Found several that had 3 out of the 4 liveries, but not all 4.