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Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:50 am

I am hoping we can start a little thread here where we can list examples of experimental colorschemes that were never taken up by the airline(s).

I found this Lufthansa experiment from 1988, which later became the livery of their charter subsidiary, Condor, but never became the Lufthansa livery.

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Anyone want to list any other examples of this....?
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:56 am

There was Air India too, of course....

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They reverted back to their classic livery after this short experiment.
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:02 am

British Airways, prior to the Landor scheme:

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Pan Am, prior to the 'billboard' scheme:

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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:04 am

Assuming this thread is not interested in just one-of-a-kind special paint schemes or hybrid schemes, here are a couple of NW trial schemes:


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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:20 am

In theory that NW scheme on the DC-9's was adopted, just with the new logo, and some better colors. But the essence is still the same.  Big thumbs up

Either way, they never adopted that exact one.
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:26 am

Here are two from LTU.


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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:31 am

That 2nd LTU scheme is awful.... Their current scheme is classic and distinctive.
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:21 am

Here is another PanAm hybrid I found.

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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:26 am

Here's this USAir experimental livery on 737-300 N355AU. I really, really like it.

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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:39 am

AeroMexico tried this one a couple of years ago...


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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:29 pm

Air France also had some experimental color schemes, one with a gray belly, one with a cheatline, and one with red/white/blue winglets.

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Not really related, but CI had this special color scheme that never really survived because of political issues.

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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:03 am

How about the Braniff "Reebok" scheme.
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:07 am

Didn't Midway #1 have one?
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:26 am

This one was really nice !!


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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:52 am

In the late -70's, TWA prepared a 727 with bare fuselage and red stripes - looked a lot like AA. Sharp - wish they had taken it up.

Anyone care to post a photo of it???

BTW, the USAir is sharp! And any of the NW's would have been a big improvement!!! (If the 'bowling shoe' won first place, I'd hate to see what came in second!) (Smile)
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:45 pm

United's bare metal below the cheatline (on 70's scheme):


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Hughes Airwest's metal tail:


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Continental's pointed cheatline (on 70's scheme):


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USAir BAe-146 (next to ex-PSA MD80 in PSA's scheme w/US titles)


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Photo © George W. Hamlin



United's 747SP-21's in Pan Am colors (one without PA cheatline):


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United 747SP-21 in 1992 livery:


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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:01 pm

Here's this USAir experimental livery on 737-300 N355AU. I really, really like it.


I actually referenced that very livery in another thread earlier today.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:09 pm

I don't know if you'd call it experimental, but UA only repainted a handful of their Shuttle aircraft in white with red "Shuttle by United" scripty writing and the regular blue tail. Then you've got the regular gray scripty "Shuttle" aircraft and the regular gray block-letter "United Shuttle" planes as well.
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