Post by Dennis the menace on Sept 22, 2019 13:23:08 GMT -5
Nice catch on the video!
No, I'm not aware that anyone has painted either plane in that paint scheme. I'm guessing that nobody was even aware of such a scheme existing, even in theory. This is the first time I've even seen that design.
My guess is that, like most conceptual drawings, they were developed by the aircraft manufacturers and then given to the airlines companies. They paint/draw their new proposed aircraft in the airline's current standard livery and print it on cards and in display sized pictures they can then put on easels for demonstration purposes while they are giving meetings to the board. In other words, here is the information packet on our new product, and here is what it might look like in your airline's colors, and all the economic data why you should buy it, etc. It certainly wasn't any worse than that awful new livery that they used on the DC-8s.
My own opinion is that the best paint schemes Delta ever had were on the DC-7s and Convair 880s. The early '60's widget was runner up. The 2000 paint scheme known as "Flowing Fabric" and "Wavy Gravy" with those three flowing colors on the tail is the worst. Looks like something out of Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union.