Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11148 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1717 times:
I know that picture, too. Its no fake. There was actually a 747 painted in the the full golden Libyan livery. But I don´t think it ever carried a Libyan livery. I also don´t know which one of the later Varig 742s it was (the first one I suppose).
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
According to the AeroTransport Data Bank (http://aerotransport.free.fr/), the three 747-2L5B Combi aircraft had registrations 5A-DIJ, 5A-DIK, & 5A-DIL reserved, but I do not know if they were ever applied. After their delivery was blocked by embargo, they became PP-VNA, PP-VNB, & PP-VNC respectively with Varig. I also recal seeing pictures of at least one painted in the full Libyan Arab Airlines livery.