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Old 04-12-2014, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why on the last livery TWA had, they put the black stripes on the wings?
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard that airlines put the black stripes on wings so that it is easier to visually detect icing.
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TWA actually started putting the black-stripes onto the wings while the aircraft were still wearing the twin-stripe scheme - this would have been the late 1980s' / early 1990s'.
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I have heard that airlines put the black stripes on wings so that it is easier to visually detect icing.
Exactly the reason!
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Thanks, i thought I had seen that started before the last colors! Interesting!
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