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Why AA Did Replaced Bare-metal Tails With Gray?  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

It seemed like starting with the 767 and A300, AA stopped making aircraft featuring all bare-metal tails. The DC-10s and 727s continued to fly with their bare-metal tails, but the MD-80s that were delivered in the bare-metal tails were repainted in the gray style. I guess I'm wondering why AA chose not to repaint the DC-10s and 727s, and even why the gray tails replaced the silver tails. Was it composites that were an issue or what? Thanks.


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User currently offlineB757forever From United States of America, joined May 2010, 395 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

You answered your own question. Composites.  

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