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NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:30 pm

I remember a few years ago seeing the just replaced bowling shoe NW livery applied in a reverse scheme on a DC9 (?) as a test/experiment. The pic was in either Airliners or Airways, but despite trawling through one heck of a lot of back issues of them over the past few days, I can't find it.
I'm sure it was a D9, but could have been a A320 as well. By reverse scheme I mean the red was on the bottom, the white on the top, the black and grey swapped over etc. It was an exact copy of the livery, but with colours changed directly opposite to where they were on the usual craft.

I've googled, hotbotted, yahooed and checked various sites like Airliners.net doing searches on every conceivable keyword to try and find a pic of it again. All to no avail.

To ease my own mind to make sure I'm not going off the deep end, does anyone else remember this plane ?!?!?!
And then (no more and then !) does anyone know of anywhere on the www where there might be a pic ????

Cheers in advance.
Al.
 
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:40 pm

Several different schemes were experimented with in order to find one that was acceptable yet less expensive and time consuming to apply. I do no think any was an exact reversal of the "shoe" as that would not have saved any money. Usually one of the thinner separation lines was omitted in the hope of simplifying application. In other words - less colors. Three instead of four. None were deemed acceptable but the hunt for an easier c/s continued hence the newer far simpler scheme.
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:48 pm

These are the Northwest experiments and rarities I'm aware of...

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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:21 am

When I find my slide.....................I haven't checked the database on A-net either...................but one of the first planes in the new scheme was a darker silver.

Anyone remember this?

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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:36 am


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Thats why no one can say NW stole Virgin's Idea, its the other way around. I like that big N with the large Northwest font, it was great, there was no inverted bowling shoe. Just the ones shown above and one that no one has a pic of, where one side of the aircraft was red the other side gray.
 
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:01 am

ILS APPROACH...You are correct. N761NC, a DC 9 model 50 had a slightly different scheme than the above photo. I took that plane in early 95 from MEM to DTW or MCI, I don't know which without checking my flight log. I think N760NC another model 50 also had a test paint scheme. The 757 was N534US. NW thought deleting the blue would look good and save some $$$ on paint.I thought it was a good idea and would accomplish both, but what do I know?.
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:04 am

Brunsie,

It sounds like your describing the DC-10 that was painted to celebrate the alliance between Northwest and KLM. I honestly do not remember seeing any other one with one red side and one gray side. As for the A320 in the 1969 Red Tail livery, I had completely forgotten about that one.

I still think the hybrid livery that involved the final Republic livery and the Red Tail was (in a business sense) smart.

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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:27 am

The diesel 10 in split colors was N237NW, an original Varig bird.
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:33 am

I don't know about you guys, but I'm digging that 757 they experimented with in '96. Sharp and professional!!! Not saying I don't like the current one...very tasteful as well, but the bold look is nice.
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:39 am


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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:21 pm

Here is one I took in the early 90's of N761NC...


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The other side had a white title and logo on the fuselage.

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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:58 pm

Brunsie,

It sounds like your describing the DC-10 that was painted to celebrate the alliance between Northwest and KLM. I honestly do not remember seeing any other one with one red side and one gray side. As for the A320 in the 1969 Red Tail livery, I had completely forgotten about that one.


No im not talking about the DC-10, this was a DC-9-30, I saw it several times in Detroit and Minneapolis.
 
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RE: NW "Reverse" Bowling Shoe Livery Help.

Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:16 am

I was refering to an A320 in the current scheme that was more a darker silver, I believe it was probably one of the first planes to get the new colors.

I haven't posted the shot yet I'll try to get it up here soon.

Oh, and the A320's in the old scheme were nice!

Mike @ MSP

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