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A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:59 pm

I purchased a die cast 200 scale model of a CO 727-100 in the original golden jet livery, which is my favorite of any, ever. However, I cannot locate one single photo of it being flowin in this color scheme. All pictures are of the meatball golden jet. I don't want to get the model if one never actually flew in the original golden jet scheme, which was also applied to the Viscout and the 707. Thanks for the help!
 
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:06 am

Well, ive seen DC-9s in the golden jet livery. Weren't the 727-100s on property first????
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:18 am

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/propjetelectra/727GoldenJet.jpg
 
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:38 am

Another photo on the flight line at BFI before delivery (from Reply 25 in this March 2010 thread):
Braniff's (cancelled) Green 747-127? (by Tango-Bravo Mar 25 2010 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:45 pm

dtw9 and viscount724 absolutely beautiful prints thanks for sharing
 
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:42 pm

Exactly year was meatball livery introduced?
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:38 pm

IIRC, I read somewhere a couple of years ago the "Black Meatball" was introduced in 1968 or early 1969.

Quoting swabrian (Reply 4):
dtw9 and viscount724 absolutely beautiful prints thanks for sharing

Yep, outstanding shots.
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:53 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6):

I asked because I was curious if any -200 wore golden jet livery.
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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:35 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6):

I asked because I was curious if any -200 wore golden jet livery.

These photos, dated March and May 1968, are the oldest in the database with the meatball livery.


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So it appears the new livery had alredy been introduced when CO's first 727-200 (photo below) was delivered May 21, 1968.


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RE: A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian

Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:43 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 5):
Exactly year was meatball livery introduced?

It was either 1967 or 1968. It was on the cover of Aviation Week. The first aircraft in the new livery was a 727-100.

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