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User currently offlineSeefivein From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Has the C17 ever been a color other than the Solid Gray

here's a link to a 1/72 C17 kit coming out.


http://www.anigrandusa.com/anigram.cfm


Daniel

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12136 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

The USAF adopted the medium gray color for all of it's tankers and transports in the late 1980s. It does make the aircraft harder to see, visually, at altitude under most light conditions. At some airports, it also makes it more difficult to see on the ramp, from above.

User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

One was painted in UPS colors briefly for hauling Keika, the whale from Free Willy.

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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3970 times:
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Quoting Seefivein (Thread starter):
Has the C17 ever been a color other than the Solid Gray

I want to say the prototype (T-1) had the european 1 scheme when it rolled out. I can't find an online pix at the moment to support that though.



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User currently offlineSeefivein From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3961 times:

Found this one

http://www.theaviationzone.com/images/globemaster/bin/c17002.jpg

looks like it is still in testing with the nose cone.

was the color left alone when it went into service, and it looks like that the base color may be the gray that others are painted?


Daniel

[Edited 2006-12-16 14:00:57]

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3951 times:
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Quoting Seefivein (Reply 4):
was the color left alone when it went into service, and it looks like that the base color may be the gray that others are painted?

T-1 never went into service, it's still a test bird at Edwards. Looks like it got repainted into the same grey scheme as the rest of the fleet though.


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User currently offlineUSAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

The color in question is AMC Proud Grey, FS36173.


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User currently offlineRHAnthony From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3454 times:

Anyone have pics of the one painted for hauling the whale? I'd like to see that.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Even the FMS C-17s have the same paint scheme.


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User currently offlineWingnut135 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3406 times:

I remember seeing advertising (read Photoshop) from Boeing when they were trying to sell the BC-17X to the commercial cargo companies. It was in the former company colors (glad those are gone). Found this.



Also found a desktop model.

http://www.scalecraft.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=737

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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3296 times:
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Quoting RHAnthony (Reply 7):
Anyone have pics of the one painted for hauling the whale? I'd like to see that.

I think F4wso is smokin' dope.. Smile Very unlikely that USAF would have allowed one of their C-17s to be painted in UPS colors. Aside from which when that aircraft landed , with Keiko (not Keika) still aboard, they broke the gear and closed the runway for several days -- UPS would have been very unhappy with that kind advertising. My guys were TDY with the aircraft.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 8):
Even the FMS C-17s have the same paint scheme.

The FMS C-17s are all US specs, which is why they take delivery so quickly and so relatively cheap. With the RAF lease/purchase deal there was also the possibility that their aircraft would return to the US fleet and so needed to be to a similar spec.

Quoting Wingnut135 (Reply 9):
Found this.

Hope it's Photoshopped, those guys would be nuts to be out on the ramp in weather like that.



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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

UPS painted a C-130 that they wet leased to transport Keiko from Mexico to Oregon.

Newport Oregon

ONP only has a 5,398ft runway. I wish I was there to see the C-17 land and take off.


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