It seemed like starting with the 767 and A300, AA
stopped making aircraft featuring all bare-metal tails. The DC-10s and 727s continued to fly with their bare-metal tails, but the MD
-80s that were delivered in the bare-metal tails were repainted in the gray style. I guess I'm wondering why AA
chose not to repaint the DC-10s and 727s, and even why the gray tails replaced the silver tails. Was it composites that were an issue or what? Thanks.