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New Condor Retro Livery

Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:53 pm

Quite a lot of new retro liveries popping up these days. Looks very similar to most retro liveries, but it's still a great look in my eyes and I wish more airlines would do this - esp on widebodies. Imagine an LH A380 in the original chrome belly livery of the 70s   

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http://www.airliners.de/management/m...ng/condor-tauft-retro-airbus/25850
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:12 pm

I must admit I love the current craze for retrojets!!!! Im beginning to spot them all over the place and they make such a nice change from.
Especially love the Aer Lingus, Iberia and Air France ones. I really wish BA would do a BEA and BOAC one instead of the half hearted attempts before the retire a type!!!!
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:23 pm

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
I really wish BA would do a BEA and BOAC one instead of the half hearted attempts before the retire a type!!!!

I agree totally. An A320 in BEA "Red Square" livery and a 77W in BOAC Cunard livery would look spot on.
 
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:55 pm

The article in the link also states that a new cabin has been introduced with this A320. Anybody in the knows where this aircraft is based at? MUC?
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:14 pm

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
I must admit I love the current craze for retrojets!!!!

I do to! This looks great!

Wish TP would do something like that on one of their Airbii  
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:34 pm

Just when I thought I had ''caught'' them all, Aer Lingus, Aerosvit, CSA, LOT, Condor and I think some other East European (JAT?) roll out new retro liveries.

It's about time they introduce them to their heavy aircraft. As said, a LH retro A380, AF Skyteam A380, a BA BOAC 77W or 744.. A retro IB A346 would also be too good to be true.

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):
Anybody in the knows where this aircraft is based at? MUC?

Does DE base aircraft? Looking at acarsd.org the plane has been flying to holiday destinations from all over Germany. HAM, HAJ, CGN, FRA, STR, etc.
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:07 am

Quoting something (Thread starter):
Imagine an LH A380 in the original chrome belly livery of the 70s

The best looking Lufthansa plane is the A321 D-AIRX.
 
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:26 am

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):

Haven't all Condor A320's been retrofitted by Airbus with the actual new Airbus interior with the new PSU's, which every A32X from about mid 2007 has received? I read an article somewhere about it...
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:47 am

Comparing this retro livery to the original photographs it looks like the shade of blue is wrong.
It should be Navy blue.


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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:47 am

Hi,
Nice looking bird,looking forward to Take it into the Air which will be in the Second half of this month according to my schedule.
All a/c have gone though a complete cabin refurbishment except d-aicn by the way,a/c do Not have fixed bases but rotate though SXF every once in a while for heavier maintenance


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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:51 am

Quoting tonystan (Reply 1):
I must admit I love the current craze for retrojets!!!! Im beginning to spot them all over the place and they make such a nice change from.
Especially love the Aer Lingus, Iberia and Air France ones. I really wish BA would do a BEA and BOAC one instead of the half hearted attempts before the retire a type!!!!

I am yet to see one  
 
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:57 am

I´d love Air Canada to do a 70s CP Air-livery on a 777. That would be a great looking aircraft.

Btw, I think the Condor retro looks pretty dull, nowhere near the LH retro-A321.
 
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:44 am

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 8):
Comparing this retro livery to the original photographs it looks like the shade of blue is wrong.
It should be Navy blue.


Providing that the blue depicted on the old slides is the original one. Colours tend to change with the time, and these slides were not scanned when taken in the early 60's (you may note that the grey concrete apron looks pinkish).
For me, the biggest difference is the width of the stripe along the windows. It looked wider on the Viscount, obviously due to respective sizes of the windows and the plane itself.
 
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:25 pm

^ Tend to agree with that. All the colours in these old picture look a bit over the top, and some additional contrast has been added as well.

Quoting something (Thread starter):
Looks very similar to most retro liveries

That's because most liveries looked pretty similar back in the days. Everybody who is claiming that liveries used to be much more creative needs to be remined of that.

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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:20 pm

Looks nice, nothing beats a black nose cone and a nice cheatline on an aircraft.

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):
Anybody in the knows where this aircraft is based at? MUC?

I believe in Berlin-Schoenefeld, aren´t all A320 Condor-Berlin aircraft ?
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:35 pm

Quoting something (Thread starter):
chrome belly livery of the 70s

Actually it's from the 50s.

In the 70s they looked like this:

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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:20 am

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 15):

Uuuurgh. Nasty. Imagine LH had really adapted that scheme....   
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RE: New Condor Retro Livery

Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:34 pm

I love the United Airlines retro livery,Would have been cool to see this on a 777 instead.


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