ariis
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NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:39 am

Hi there,

years ago, around the time when the previous new NWA livery was introduced (the white-gray one with red on top), I remember that I saw a photo somewhere (or a scene on TV, I don't remember at all), that showed this new livery (new at the time, of course), but with intense green color instead of gray.

I remember that I liked it quite much (yes, vidid green and red, it looked almost like a cartoon drawing, but was really cool) and that somehow I was disappointed when I later realized that most (read: all) NWA airplanes fly with the gray-red livery that you all know, which in my opinion was less attractive (compared to the green-red).

Was it only my imagination, or did NWA have a preliminary version of this livery, where they used green instead of gray? I can't find any airplane in the database that resembles what I remember, so it may only be me (or perhaps somehow altered or retouched photo), but I wanted to hear from you about this.

Thanks in advance and best regards
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:42 am

Might be the fact that the NWA livery does a great job of reflecting whatever colour is around it at the time of the photo. The aircraft always look ever so slightly different!
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:47 am

Hi there,

I meant the previous livery (visible below) and the time that one was introduced, not the newest silvery one (this one yes can reflect various colors).


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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:47 am

Don't remeber ever seeing a Northwest aircraft with green as one of their colors.
 
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:52 am

I think you might be referring to the Northwest and Republic merger. For a time the merged company had a hybrid colour scheme.


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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:23 am

FAO,

In the 1985 movie White Nights with Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov, there was a 747 in green with red Orient tail titles (preview is located on videodetective.com) which may be what you're mistaking this for. I think when you look at it quickly, it was basically a mix between Aer Lingus and Northwest Orient...

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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:51 am

Actually, it was a 707 "disguised" as a 747.

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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:32 am

From what I have read on here over the past few months is that there have been a number of one-time temporary livery variations from a few years back that have never made it to the internet. I wouldn't necessarily rule anything out.

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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:42 am

The 747 in "White Nights" was leased from Aer Lingus.
 
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:52 am

Sorry but since I've been under the NW flag in 1980 we've not had any green in the livery. As shown above the Republic could have been described by some a turquoise but thats as close as it got.
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:57 am

It could have also been only partially painted. Sometimes you see a picture of a plane that has no paint, and the base skin of the aircraft has a green color to it. This may be it, but it doesn't sound like the "intense" green you talk about. It's a long shot, but you never know.

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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:38 pm

Hey,

Talking about green-red painted NW a/c, took this low quality photo on my short visit to Laage Airforce base in northern Germany yesterday:



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ariis
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:05 am

Hi there,

thank you all for the follow-ups.

I don't think I mistook the liveries nor airlines, because I remember I was already into aviation at that times and I wouldn't forgive myself making such mistakes. It wasn't a movie either (BTW I have seen "White Nights" and Gregory Hines' tapping scene is truly unforgettable).

Now I think I could have seen a toy or a model, which had different colors than the real ones (but still, it was NWA, no doubt about it), or simply someone's artistic vision. As said, I really liked it. Imagine, green-red aircraft could look really cool (an eye-opener, like Wanula or Nalanji).

Anyway, thanks and best regards
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RE: NWA In Green-red?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:20 am

Hi there,

there you go! Enjoy.

FAO



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