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      Post #54703, posted on 09-30-2014 GMT-5 hours    

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      Oops!.....This N300BN Profile should have Double-outlined exits!
      Due to an increased work schedule, Chris is not able to write his eyewitness commentary at this time and when the time allows we will post it. So that we could continue with the JB-series, I have a short review of the color from what Chris has told me about it during the previous (2) years of preparing JB-era Memories.

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      ____________________________BEST OF................LIGHT (LIME) GREEN_________________________

      Introduced in the Fall of 1967, Light Green would eventually be called by it's more descriptive title 'Lime Green'! Due to it's later entry, it would only get to appear on just (1) factory-delivery (N1805) in September 1967 and not surprisingly, it was the Douglas pre-delivery photo session that would bring the BEST Lime Green photo, according to Chris.

      While Lime Green would just miss the 727-27 deliveries, in 1969 a beautifully painted Lime Green 727-116-NTU Lan-Chile, would be captured by the camera of Richard Silagi on the Boeing flightline! Not only was it a RARE sight but the A/C is wearing Boeing 'house' reg# N1780B until it was ready for delivery on a 7-month lease as N304BN! The (11) 2nd-hand 1969 727-100's will be covered in detail in the upcoming 2-part '727-100 Painting Tips'.

      Terry Morgan's Song-Of-The-Sky ebay store has this excellent photo on N9708C! The L-188 has the double-outlined exits which would date the photo as a 1968+. Some colors looked better than others on certain A/C types and we have a later section where Chris will be presenting his Top 3 Best colors for each JB A/C and I would guess that the Lime Green L-188 would make that list!

      Though not the best quality, this magazine scan from Chris' collection is RARE. For some reason N1549 was not photographed often and it wore two very attractive colors-Turquoise and Lime Green. A private collection photo of N1549-TQ is shown in Chapter 4. Again this photo is easily identified as a 1968+ due to the exits and for the One-11, the relocation of the VOR antennas to the tail (below the U.S. Flag).
      Eric's 727 profile of (1) of the (5) Ex-Frontier -191's (N300BN) is interesting, as it shows the final JB version, though it appears was NOT an 'official' revision. A much larger area of the front tail was left unpainted and (4) of the (5) -191's show this. We believe that these (4) N297BN, N298BN, N300BN & N301BN were painted by an outside contractor which seems to explain the unique version. Also a 'knock-off' version "Boeing 727" engine decal was used on these (4). We will get into more details in the "727-100 Painting Tips".
      _________________________________COMMON ERROR PHOTO________________________________

      This Bob Polaneczky photo shows the effect that the tints of the normal 35mm camera film had on the lighter colors like Lime Green. Even quality photographers of the day, like Bob, were at the mercy of the developer. Sadly, most Lime Green JB's ended up as a duller Pea-Green. 35mm slide film was your best chance at capturing the true color but it was much more expensive.
      ______________________________PAINTING YOUR............727-227_________________________

      The April 1969 727-227 order was actually a bit complicated, as it involved not just (3) new 727-227 JB's but included Frontier's (5) 727-191's that BI assumed the financial payments to Frontier's lender and (3) 727-100's that were to be leased from Boeing until the new -227's arrived.







      This Martha Leonard "Pat" Zahrt photo is on the braniff-pages.com website and shows a nice flightline shot of all (3) 727-227 JB's just before delivery. The (3) entered service on July 1, 1970 and were configured for 130 seats. The initial 727-227 JB routes included Dallas/Ft. Worth, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, Kansas City, Omaha and Minneapolis/St. Paul-Thanks to Ben at BFC.

      (Boeing/Chuck Gowing-Airlinecolors.com Coll.)
      This top view from the pre-delivery session show the White wings and horizontal stabilizer. The (3) colors were H & G New Orange (N402BN), Red (N401BN) and H & G Dark Blue (N403BN).

      (Boeing/'Caravellarella' Coll.)
      In early 1968, BI began removing paint from the rudder and the tailcone area. ALL of the original 727's were delivered with the White rudder and body color tailcone. The (3) 727-227's would be the only Boeing 727 factory-deliveries with this alteration that was used by other 727 operators, including NE and National. Interestingly the (6) 1969-70 leased 727-100's (3-Air West and 3-Boeing) had White rudders!

      (Boeing/'Caravellarella' Coll.)
      A few other interesting differences are visible up front. There appears to be no outlined cockpit escape window and no 3-digit A/C number. The location of these numbers was not quite exact and a good number of re-paints also omitted them.

      (Boeing/Jon Proctor Coll.)
      It appears the 727-227 JB's wore their original colors until 1972 which would be in the normal BI 18-24 month re-paint schedule. Interestingly NO 727's ever wore the "High-Line" fuselage paint scheme.
      The BIG news for modellers is that we finally found a confirming photo of the (2) Allegheny 727-2B7's and they were surprisingly painted in JB colors, arriving in a 'trade' with Allegheny in November 1971, for (8) One-11's. We will cover the Allegheny JB's in a later Chapter with an Eric profile. They were BOTH painted in H & G Medium Blue (N404BN & N405BN), in a slightly revised JB scheme. So the 727-227 JB modeller has (4) 727-227 JB's for a potential project! We have a theory as to why they were painted in JB colors, some 6-months into the new 2-Tone scheme and we will present that in the later "Allegheny Jellybean" story.
      ___________________________________"JB" COLOR RATING_________________________________

      (Boeing/'Caravellarella' Coll.)

      1) "PASTEL" 1965-66: NR

      2) "H & G" 1967-69: NR

      3) "HIGH-LINE" 1969-71: AVERAGE- 'the real news here is the confirmation of the (2) Allegheny -2B7's in a slightly revised JB scheme'. 'it's too bad BI chose to paint BOTH the same color but at least we now have a 4th 727-227 Jellybean option!'

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      Post #54706, posted on 09-30-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      As usual - marvelous research!
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      Post #54707, posted on 09-30-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Harry! No more delays-we're going straight through until we finish in 2015!



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      Post #62858, posted on 04-26-2016 GMT-5 hours    


      Hot rodding it in a 138B. Distinctly lime - no pea soup here!

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      Post #64381, posted on 09-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi folks-

      A few pics for you 'limeys' out there. It looks like there was a matchbook in lime, and the BN 720 safety card featured the nice tropical green. This begs the question: was lime green envisioned as a pastel color from day 1? They had 720s in Fall 1965 when Girard presented the End of the Plain Plane.

      I never cease to be amazed at how the paper products seem faithfully matched to the true aircraft colors.




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      Post #64383, posted on 09-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Duncan:

      There is that 1965 large 'Jellybean' 707 model that appears to be is some sort of a lighter Green. Recall that Panagra had approved a new light Green to go with the new -62 scheme but that was Light Panagra Green not the Lime Green, so that 707 model may be in the LPG. According to Ben at Braniff Preservation group, the safety cards were the correct tones but not all the 15 'JB' colors got their own safety cards..



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      Post #64384, posted on 09-24-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks John.

      The whole history of these pastels continues to intrigue after 50 years.

      At some point someone must have looked at the 720 safety card or the matchbook and thought it would be a good exterior color. I can see the argument that the safety card looks more like an LPG, or at least close, but the matchbook is so close to the lime green on the 727 and 111 N1549 pictured above.

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      Post #67468, posted on 06-11-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      John,

      Continuing my Inflight model pics, here is N7097, the 'Peace on Earth' 707 as it supposedly appeared in December 1968. This paint was done in consultation with BN personnel who (I had read) fine tuned the color to what they recalled. I am assuming this is the lime green, as it jibes with your records for N7097. These are separate images from two different sources - looking relatively consistent.


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      Post #67483, posted on 06-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Duncan:

      Ben told us that though all the "JB" colors were not issued in Safety Cards, those that were are good matches! Oddly there are Pink and Brown Safety Cards which would make sense since there was briefly a Brown 727 at Renton (re-painted Orange for delivery) and Pink did come very close to being approved but BI was afraid it was not a 'Masculine' enough color for the Braniff's very important businessmen flyers!




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