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Why AA Did Replaced Bare-metal Tails With Gray?  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2608 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, 676 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

You answered your own question. Composites.  

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