Re: Why are all airliners white?

Date:         03 Oct 97 01:18:34 
From:         Pete Mellor <>
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The Blackbird spy-plane had to be black, since that was the only
way of radiating away enough of the heat generated by air-friction
to avoid the pilot being able to "bake a cake in his lap".

Source: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos: "Skunk Works", Warner Books (1994)
ISBN 0 7515 1503 5

Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, Northampton
Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK. Tel: +44 (171) 477-8422, Fax: +44 (171) 477-8585