Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 12, 2020 20:27:05 GMT
EAL had one like that too .... but in -30 form (N8961E C/N # 45733 L/N # 48) with pre-delivery "DOUGLAS DC-9 SERIES 30" titles across its fuselage crown skin and supporting EAL perio fivery without EASTERN titles. I thik Peter's onto this one
As for TWA DC-9-14 N1051T (C/N # 45714 L/N # 7)) .... it was delivered to TWA (Fleet # 1051) on March 25 1966 .... supporting "DOUGLAS" titles .... prior to service entry I think. It was leased to TEXAS INTERNATIONAL from December 1st 1974 until November 1st 1975 then returned to TWA. It was sold to TEXAS INTERNATIONAL on May 3rd 1977 .... then merged into CONTINENTAL on October 31st 1982 .... and registered N651TX and named "City Of Huston" during November 1982. It was sold to POLARIS LEASING on September 28th 1987 .... then leased back to CONTINENTAL until March 1991. It was then leased to AERO CALIFORNIA (XA-RXG) from June 6th 1991 until November 1986 when it was withdrwn from service and stored at Mojave .... and where it remained until as recently as September 2015.
Post by Peter Liddell - HJG Admin on Apr 12, 2020 20:44:34 GMT
Actually EA had 3 different DC-9-30 demonstrator hybrids, N8916E with full Douglas DC-9 series 30 titles, N8917E with only DC-9 titles with Douglas logos and white tail and N8920E with large Douglas logos and full EA stripes but no DC-9 titles.
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Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Apr 13, 2020 17:46:02 GMT
For the most part I've skipped the Southwest named planes since that's the only change from their standard appearance, but I decided to do this one as it was relatively significant in Southwest's history. N300SW was the first -300 delivered to Southwest on November 30, 1984, and operated the first flight on December 17 (USAir had received their first one a few days earlier, but didn't put it into service until January 1985). Along with ships 301 and 302, it was named The Spirit of Kitty Hawk, and flew with them until early 2011. In April of that year it was preserved at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas, where it remains today. This is how it would have looked around early 1985 (and given that Southwest's liveries take on an infinite number of shades depending on lighting, it's a little yellower here than on others).
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 13, 2020 21:25:30 GMT
Ive noticed a lot also depends on ones computer monitor and how its set up.
It "SURE DOES"
Forgot to mention .... Jim CAMPISI has supplied his 1974/75 era TWA DC-9-14 with the grey radome (as presented within his comparative above), so, it'll accompany Erik's TWZ 9's as well and within the next release .... "THANKS" Jim