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Continental Fuselage Lettering

Tue Mar 05, 2002 2:52 pm

I've noticed two different sizes of the "Continental" lettering on the fuselages of CO's 757s. Some 752s have "Continental" in large letters that extend well past the second cabin door, like this:

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Photo © Andy Martin

Others have the name in smaller type that fits perfectly between the first and second doors, with no overlap on the second entry, such as:

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Photo © Florian Kondziela

All the photos of 753s I've seen indicate the latter, with "Continental" in smaller type, fitting between the two doors.

Does one typeface size pre-date the other, or is the variation intentional?
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RE: Continental Fuselage Lettering

Tue Mar 05, 2002 3:17 pm

Good question. It has no specific meaning that I can think of..or know of. Ship 101 has the lettering btwn the doors, but 111 has the other type. I thought maybe it had something to do with the 1st class config, but it doesn't.
B4 anyone asks, it has nothing to do with Co Lite...the 57s werent involved in that...I dont even think they were with Co at that time. Some B737-500s have the Continental livery located almost in the middle of the fuselage, as the once had "LITE" written after "Continental"

Very good eye!

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