Re: Why are all airliners white?

Date:         16 Sep 97 02:35:28 
From: (Malcolm Weir)
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On 05 Sep 97 17:27:24 , k_ish <> caused to appear as if
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>True.  IIRC, the Concorde is white instead of the BA gray due to solar
>heat loading as well as the high skin temperatures generated by
>aerodynamic friction.  I have a chart of the surface temperatures
>various colors generate in the sun (important when painting
>composites).  Red and gray are almost as bad as black- NW must like to
>do lots of maintenance on their ECS!

I was under the impression that BA's Concordes were white because they
looked like heck in the "official" colours (sic.  BRITISH airways..!).

Didn't one Concorde get painted in Singapore's much darker colors, on one