Re: Why are all airliners white?

Date:         16 Sep 97 02:35:28 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>Didn't one Concorde get painted in Singapore's much darker colors, on
>one side?

One did get painted (at least on one side) in Singapore colors, but
they weren't significantly darker.  There's a picture of it at
http://www.ludd.luth.se/users/texas/flyg/concorde/big/concor_3.jpg.

An Air France Concorde was painted in Pepsi blue, which isn't really
dark, but is certainly a lot darker than white.  There were concerns
about heat, but it did fly in excess of Mach 1 in the Pepsi colors.
Perhaps there wasn't as much concern because it was a short contract,
with the aircraft returning to standard Air France colors within a
few weeks.

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