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User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Hi, maybe this have been discussed before but I would like to know why many of Russian-made airplanes have been painted red at the edges of its wings?


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User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1390 times:


Good question; my idea is that on snow-covered airports, which traffic on the ground, normally you cannot really see the end of the wings (they blend in with the snow), so to provide clearance with other traffic they are painted red. So it makes them more visible. I am not sure if this is true, but just my idea about it!

What IS true is that former Aeroflot aircraft operating in the Arctic and snow covered regions had red colours and red wing surfaces to make them more visible in the white environment, thats why I believe they painted the wingtips red too Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

I do think it´s for visibility, some western planes had it also.

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User currently offlineGroholsky From Belgium, joined May 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

And of course Astrojet in western countries there is no snow !!!

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