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User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Howdy,

I was wondering if anyone has some information on the United Saul Bass paint scheme seen in the 1980s and 1990s.

1. When was this paint job formally launched, and on what type?
2. When did the battleship paint scheme first debut and on what type?
3. When did the last Saul Bass painted bird get painted into the battleship colors, and what type was it?


Thanks,
Ryan


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User currently offlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1355 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

1. 1974. Don't remember the type but I think it was a DC-10.

2. 1992. 757, three of them at once...

3. Many never were, having been parted out that way. I think the last in service was sometime between 1997 & 1999. Last one I flew was a 742 in 1996.



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5508 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 2684 times:

...and the freakin' tulip is UG-a-LEE!  


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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Quoting RyDawg82 (Thread starter):
1. When was this paint job formally launched, and on what type?

September 1974 (per United Airlines Colors (by EXAAUADL Nov 8 2008 in Civil Aviation)#menu27 )

Quote:
2. When did the battleship paint scheme first debut and on what type?

January 11, 1993.
Possible that a 747-400 was the first. * ( Per http://www.kls2.com/cgi-bin/arcfetch...iners.1993.69@ohare.chicago.com%3E )

Quote:
3. When did the last Saul Bass painted bird get painted into the battleship colors, and what type was it?

Wiki says it was 1999.


Not much help in the airliners.net photo database, only 3 pics in 1993 of the new scheme. This is the oldest.

BTW There is a nice thread on the variations of the Saul Bass livery: United 1982 Experimental Livery? (by Tango-Bravo Aug 5 2009 in Civil Aviation) .


User currently offlineord From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 1):
2. 1992. 757, three of them at once...

Not true. The grey scheme debuted in January 1993 on a 747-400 flight from SFO-NRT.


User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 861 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Alright, so Jan 1993 on a B744 kicked off the Battleship gray.

Any additional information on when the last active UA bird was painted into Battleship colors?

Ryan



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