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      Post #57571, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      What was the first color scheme carried by Lufthansa aircraft post-World War II?

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      Post #57572, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Here's their first post-war aircraft, delivered in August '54. LH didn't exist in West Germany between '45 and '54. That was a condition of the surrender terms.


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      Post #57574, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      The first 2 Convair were delivered in that scheme (CV-340 in flight, no 148):

      http://august-euler-museum.de/poze-web/ae-museum-15.html

      another pic of a herpa-model:
      http://www.flightmemory.com/shop/article/Modell_LH_C340_200P.html

      LH changed it's color scheme but was too late to repaint the first 2 Convairs before delivery to LH.
      At first the Connies should be delivered in the same scheme (only a model foto exist).

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      Post #57575, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Note that the East Germans used the crane logo and the name "Deutsche Lufthansa" in the 1950s. You can find photos of Il-14s in what appears to be 'modern' LH colors for the time. The commies eventually gave up the tit-for-tat argument about who owned the name and changed it to Interflug.

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      Post #57576, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      ...and the commies not only used the name and the crane logo but also the same font and the same shade of blue! Without any rights from the beginning.
      INTERFLUG was founded 1958 as a (charter)subsdidiary and for flights to those countries which refused "East German Lufthansa" any traffic rights.

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      Post #57578, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the replies. Do any decals exist for this early scheme?

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      Post #57579, posted on 04-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      The Revell 1049g has them