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New Condor Retro Livery  
User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

Quite a lot of new retro liveries popping up these days. Looks very similar to most retro liveries, but it's still a great look in my eyes and I wish more airlines would do this - esp on widebodies. Imagine an LH A380 in the original chrome belly livery of the 70s   

What thinkest thou?

http://www.airliners.de/management/m...ng/condor-tauft-retro-airbus/25850


..sick of it. -K. Pilkington.
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User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4581 times:

I must admit I love the current craze for retrojets!!!! Im beginning to spot them all over the place and they make such a nice change from.
Especially love the Aer Lingus, Iberia and Air France ones. I really wish BA would do a BEA and BOAC one instead of the half hearted attempts before the retire a type!!!!



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User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4555 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
I really wish BA would do a BEA and BOAC one instead of the half hearted attempts before the retire a type!!!!

I agree totally. An A320 in BEA "Red Square" livery and a 77W in BOAC Cunard livery would look spot on.


User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4463 times:

The article in the link also states that a new cabin has been introduced with this A320. Anybody in the knows where this aircraft is based at? MUC?


// You know you're an aviation enthusiast when you look at your neighbour's cars and think about fleet commonality.
User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4415 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
I must admit I love the current craze for retrojets!!!!

I do to! This looks great!

Wish TP would do something like that on one of their Airbii  



hit it and quit it
User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4372 times:

Just when I thought I had ''caught'' them all, Aer Lingus, Aerosvit, CSA, LOT, Condor and I think some other East European (JAT?) roll out new retro liveries.

It's about time they introduce them to their heavy aircraft. As said, a LH retro A380, AF Skyteam A380, a BA BOAC 77W or 744.. A retro IB A346 would also be too good to be true.

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):
Anybody in the knows where this aircraft is based at? MUC?

Does DE base aircraft? Looking at acarsd.org the plane has been flying to holiday destinations from all over Germany. HAM, HAJ, CGN, FRA, STR, etc.



..sick of it. -K. Pilkington.
User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Quoting something (Thread starter):
Imagine an LH A380 in the original chrome belly livery of the 70s

The best looking Lufthansa plane is the A321 D-AIRX.


User currently offlinesimfanatic From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):

Haven't all Condor A320's been retrofitted by Airbus with the actual new Airbus interior with the new PSU's, which every A32X from about mid 2007 has received? I read an article somewhere about it...



Don't be a fool, think about what you're writing!
User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Comparing this retro livery to the original photographs it looks like the shade of blue is wrong.
It should be Navy blue.


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User currently offlineCptRegionalJet From Germany, joined Oct 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

Hi,
Nice looking bird,looking forward to Take it into the Air which will be in the Second half of this month according to my schedule.
All a/c have gone though a complete cabin refurbishment except d-aicn by the way,a/c do Not have fixed bases but rotate though SXF every once in a while for heavier maintenance


Happy flying

CptRegionalJet


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
I must admit I love the current craze for retrojets!!!! Im beginning to spot them all over the place and they make such a nice change from.
Especially love the Aer Lingus, Iberia and Air France ones. I really wish BA would do a BEA and BOAC one instead of the half hearted attempts before the retire a type!!!!

I am yet to see one  


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10358 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

I´d love Air Canada to do a 70s CP Air-livery on a 777. That would be a great looking aircraft.

Btw, I think the Condor retro looks pretty dull, nowhere near the LH retro-A321.


User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1892 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 8):
Comparing this retro livery to the original photographs it looks like the shade of blue is wrong.
It should be Navy blue.


Providing that the blue depicted on the old slides is the original one. Colours tend to change with the time, and these slides were not scanned when taken in the early 60's (you may note that the grey concrete apron looks pinkish).
For me, the biggest difference is the width of the stripe along the windows. It looked wider on the Viscount, obviously due to respective sizes of the windows and the plane itself.


User currently offlinedazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 578 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

^ Tend to agree with that. All the colours in these old picture look a bit over the top, and some additional contrast has been added as well.

Quoting something (Thread starter):
Looks very similar to most retro liveries

That's because most liveries looked pretty similar back in the days. Everybody who is claiming that liveries used to be much more creative needs to be remined of that.

[Edited 2011-12-06 04:26:48]

User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Looks nice, nothing beats a black nose cone and a nice cheatline on an aircraft.

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):
Anybody in the knows where this aircraft is based at? MUC?

I believe in Berlin-Schoenefeld, aren´t all A320 Condor-Berlin aircraft ?



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2026 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Quoting something (Thread starter):
chrome belly livery of the 70s

Actually it's from the 50s.

In the 70s they looked like this:

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Photo © Udo K. Haafke



 

[Edited 2011-12-07 09:39:44]


Wer wenig weiss muss vieles glauben
User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 15):

Uuuurgh. Nasty. Imagine LH had really adapted that scheme....   



// You know you're an aviation enthusiast when you look at your neighbour's cars and think about fleet commonality.
User currently offlineDogsOfWar From Ireland, joined Dec 2011, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

I love the United Airlines retro livery,Would have been cool to see this on a 777 instead.


[Edited 2011-12-08 07:35:11]

[Edited 2011-12-08 07:38:50]

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