Re: Why are all airliners white?

Date:         16 Sep 97 02:35:28 
From:         niels@lofgren.demon.co.uk (Niels Sampath)
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In article <airliners.1997.2109@ohare.Chicago.COM>
           marcmsc@geocities.com "Marc Schaeffer" writes:

>Bill Chivers wrote:
>
>> A result of this is the the RAF has now adopted black paint scemes for
>> its training aircraft (UK posters may have noticed black Hawks and
>> Tucanos over the last couple of years).
>
>Sorry, but the RAF surely doesn't want it's a/c to be seen. The
>interests for civil and military a/c painting jobs are certainly totally
>different. I remember that in WW2 the 'Luftwaffe' had one of it's

No its true. They chose black because of -high- daytime visibility.
These same trainer aircraft were red/white,  but black proved better
in much-publicised (here) studies.
In peacetime in the training role, visibility is paramount.

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-Niels