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      Post #54991, posted on 11-03-2014 GMT-5 hours    


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      (NOTE: I made an error on N7296-it actually was a 727C, so Eric's profile would have a cargo door-My bad!!) N7289-N7294 (no N7291 Reg # was issued, as well as no N7283 & N7285) were the (5) 727-27's and N7293 was a Red 727-27 delivery.....sorry! Another interesting story on N7296 was that it was originally painted DKPG (Chapter #1) but BI decided to drop the never popular Dark Green color and it was re-painted in Red. I'm wondering if that could be why it was delivered with the Boeing 727 'Hollow-style' decal???
      __________________________________BEST OF.................RED__________________________________

      Chris remembers the iconic 'JB' Red as " not quite as bright as Fire Engine Red and not as dark as it appears in most photos". This Bob Garrard 1969 photo of (1) of the Air West 1969 leases, has been color corrected by taking out the blue film tint. In Bob's original photo of N2979G, it's wearing a replacement White radome that appears to have come from a Frontier 727 (BI had purchased {5} in 1969), so we asked Eric to bring it back to it's original Black radome and Eric clearly did his usual great work! This A/C will be covered in Part 2 of "727-100 Painting Tips".

      For one of the best un-edited Red's, we turn to www.aussieairliners.org for this amazing photo on N9709C!
      As mentioned earlier, always check your backgrounds on any 'JB' photos before trying to figure if the color is accurate. The contrast of certain colors with the L-188's White engines, is what makes these 'JB's a favorite!

      This 1971 Bob Garrad photo shows Red-N1806 in a diffused light which will 'deepen' the Red but not to the degree that is common in many 'off-color' photos. Though there were (2) DC-8-62 painted Reds, they never actually served together!
      N1806 arrived in 1967 in Red and when the 2-1969 BI DC-8-62's arrived (N1808E-Red & N1809E-H & G Orange), the original Red-62 was re-painted in Beige (there is a Ken Fielding 1970 JFK photo of it).

      Though not the best quality, this bid photo form Airlinehobby.com shows an excellent Red! N7287 is displaying the 1968-71 look with double-outlined exits and the NMF rudder and tail cone which was the only change in the original 727-27's (see "727-27 Painting Tips" below)
      ________________________________COMMON ERROR PHOTO________________________________

      (www.webring.org)
      We have the same 727 (N7287) but this time it looks a totally different color! Between the airport tinted window and film tint, the bright Red has turned to almost Crimson. Sadly, it was actually a great photo of a shiny looking finish but that was the problem back in the day. The photographer, no matter how talented, was at the mercy of the film and the developing process!
      For Eric's 727 profile, we chose an interesting A/C, not only was it the last of the original 727 1965 order but it was delivered with the so called 'Hollow'-style Boeing 727 engine decal!

      (Pat B. Flickr)
      United Airlines was the most common user of the style decal and why it was used on N7296 may have to do with the shortage of P & W engines that began to effect both Boeing and Douglas in 1966. Our "LS" Tech Adviser remembers how 'engineless' airframes were piling up on the Boeing flightline and engines were used for flight testing an airframe, then 'rotated' to the next 727 in line. Boeing actually flew these airframes out to Boeing Field, using the same system until the situation eased in 1967. It would appear that's how N7296 ended up with a 'Hollow-style' 'Boeing 727' decal!
      ____________________________PAINTING YOUR............ 727-27/727-162___________________________
      In May, 1965, Braniff placed a 27-A/C order for (7) 707-327C's and (20) 727's ([15]727-27C's & [5]727-27's). The Boeing 727C was offered in 2-versions, the palatalized seat version was advertised as the 727QC but as our 'LS' Tech Adviser makes clear, the 727QC was never an 'official' model designation.
      Legally, it was a 727C with a (Q)uick (C)hange interior. BI was very happy with the 'QC' system, using the 727's for overnight cargo work and daytime passenger flights! One other mention from our "LS" Tech Adviser on the QC was that due to the mounting of the palatalized system, the seats sat 2-in higher in relation to the window line, so it was easy to know when you were on a 727C with the QC interior!!

      There was to be an interesting addition to the 'JB' 727's ever arrived, as Braniff was to purchase the
      Pacific Northern 727 order contract in 1966.


      Pacific Northern had placed it's order in September 1965 and yet their 1st 727-162 was ready for delivery
      delivery to BI (N7282) BEFORE the 1st BI 727-27C N7270????

      (Boeing-via Chuck Gowing/Airlinecolors.com)
      Early in the 727 program, Boeing created a little known -100 "Standard 727" model. Essentially the idea was to offer a less expensive 727 that could also be delivered in less time. How this was done was to offer a base 'cookie-cutter' interior and limit the option list. This was aimed at US local srvice airlines and small foreign carriers. The theory was a local service airline that had ordered the DC-9, could afford to ad a 727 or two for the airline's major route. The ex-PNA -162 was the first of the -100 "Standard 727" to be delivered and it was completed 5-months earlier than the normal 727. All of these A/C would us the -1** customer number; Lan-Chile -116, for example. The "-100 Standard 727" program was not a big success as most airlines wanted to take the time AND accepted the extra cost to 'customize' their ordered jets! The (4) out of sequence Reg #'s assigned to the PNA 727's (N7282, N7284, N7286 & N7287) would cause some confusion, as the last 'Pastel' 727 delivery was N7279-March 1967. However, ex-PNA 727's N7282-Orange, N7284-(Original) Dark Blue & N7286-Sky Blue, were delivered in 1966, ALL being 'Pastels'!

      (Boeing)
      As mentioned earlier, the original (20 + 4 PNA's) were all delivered the the same 'JB' scheme with no alterations (1966-67).

      This Art Brett photo shows the best view we could find of the lower 727 demarcation lines. The front gear doors (B) would be the end of the NMF area. We could find no alterations in these lines in any of the Dallas re-paints throughout the 727 'JB' 1966-71 period.

      Mel Lawrence's photo was cropped to highlight the tail section. All (24) factory-delivered BI 727's would arrive in this style and beginning in 1968, as the first 1966 deliveries were coming up for their initial 18-24 month re-paints, would there be a revised paint application. The BI engines on the original 727's were White with a small lower NMF.

      This 727-227 inflight shows the alteration the best. Many 727 operators began to remove paint from behind the engines, as it was easier to remove the exhaust stains that built up.

      This Clinton H. Groves cropped photo shows the the BI titles and the cargo door. Being that the early 727's were all 'C's, there was no issue with the placement of the 'Braniff International' titles.

      (TLM Collection-Braniff Flying Colors,Curator)
      So in review, the 'JB' 727-27(C), -162 & -62C's, remained essentially the same during the 'JB' era, other than the NMF rudder area. The (11) 1969 additions; ([6] leases and [5] Frontier purchased A/C) is where the fun starts! (covered next chapter in Part 2 "727 Painting Tips") The last (5) factory-delivered BI 727's were -27's.
      ____________________________________JB COLOR RATING___________________________________




      1) "PASTEL" 1965-66: EXCELLENT- 'all the original (7) "Pastels" would be worn on the 1966-early '67 deliveries with N7279 being the last "Pastel" (Original Orange).' the out-of-sequence ex-PNA 727's, N7282-(Original Orange), N7284-ODB & N7286-Sky Blue, make a total of (13) original "Pastel" 727 deliveries'.

      2) "NEW H & G" 1967-69: EXCELLENT- 'N7280-(H & G Med Blue) would start the new 'Harper & George' bolder colors off in April 1967 and end with N7296 (Eric's Profile 727) in October 1967'. 'a total of (11) H & G's plus the (2) Panagra 'tribute' colors; N7281 and N7290-DKPG and the (1) PY -N7289, totaling (14) 727's-all delivered with Black exits'.


      3) "HIGH-LINE" 1969-71: (will be rated in Part 2 of "727 Paining Tips")

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      Post #55007, posted on 11-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      I'm not sure why the DC-8-62 N1809E is listed as being red. It was delivered from the factory in 1969 painted orange and I rode on it a few times, always painted orange (including just after delivery). I also rode on N1808E, and it was definitely red, but the list says it was N1809E, which has to be a typo.........

      I always loved the black mask on the DC-8, one of the classiest looking airplanes as a jellybean! That classic MIA gate departure photo of N1806 shows off one of my favorite angles.

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      Jeff Jarvis

      PS: N1809E was operated for Surinam Airways by Arrow in the mid-late 1980's and after Arrow stopped crewing it for them, it crashed at Zanderij (Paramaribo) in 1988, a sad ending for a bunch of people and a beautiful airplane.

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      Post #55009, posted on 11-05-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Jeff:

      My bad again! Just added in the correct version. I'm using my Photobucket to store the "JB" Commentaries so they can be corrected or updated easily, so this was the first "test" for it and it worked out OK!!! Thanks Jeff for letting me know.





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      Post #62828, posted on 04-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Interesting info on N1806 being delivered in red prior to conversion to beige. I always assumed it was the other way around. The aircraft had a red interior, and as such was the only beige exterior/red interior ship in the BN fleet, as far as I know.

      N1543, the ochre 111, also had a red interior, so getting the red exterior repaint made sense.

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      Post #65111, posted on 12-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Here's a little Xmas gift for us all, N1543 in RED. Originally painted Ochre in 1965, I had personally never seen a pic of it in red. This made for THREE Braniff 111s in red by 1968. The other two were N1548 (originally lemon yellow) and N1551 (originally beige). This pic is dated 1968, and the rudder-mounted antenna above the 'I', plus black-white exit outlines confirm it. N1543 had a red interior, so selecting that exterior color made sense.

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      Post #65112, posted on 12-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I use to hang out at ORD back in the 60's-70's as a kid.. Remember this -111 coming and going. She would park next to the Intl. terminal...! Very smart looking bird.

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      Post #65117, posted on 12-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      In the 1968-71 2nd half of the "JB" era, the majority of the repaints were with Red, Light Panagra Green (New Green) and Orange. Wasn't as much variety. Still looking for the (2) Medium Blue ex-Allegheny 727-2B7's!!



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      Post #65143, posted on 12-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Reading this has inspired me to make a load of models in this BN scheme. I'm thinking 727 in 1/200. Any recommendations on decals for it? L

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      Post #65147, posted on 12-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Mike at Vintage Flyer was planning a bunch of new "Jellybean" decals! We sent him all the chips that we used in the series.. Would love to see some of the RARE "JB"s in scale models!!!





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