Re: Why are all airliners white? - Concorde temporary paintscheme

Date:         01 Oct 97 19:57:49 
From:         James Blackmore <jblackmore@lucent.com>
Organization: Lucent Technologies, GSM Swindon
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I have seen a picture of a 'Pepsi' Concorde, painted all blue
with the Pepsi logo on the tail (I think to promote the new colour
scheme back in the 80's). However I heard that they could not fly
supersonic in this paintscheme as the plane would overheat ??

It occurred to me that painting, then repainting (back to white)
a Concorde must be an extremely expensive undertaking ? Is it possible
they would use some 'washable' paint ? Presumably not water based
in case of rain, but some mild solvent perhaps ????