02-13-2017, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 49°18'55" N 000°00'19" W
Air France B 727-200 experimental livery
This livery is very little known and almost forgotten.
In 1969 the F-BOJD flew for a few months with this experimental livery.
Keeping the blue cheatline, AF wanted to try something new but it was not a great success.
Shortly after, the same aircraft received another livery, certainly for a very short time, I don't even remember it.
Finally, it was decided that the original blue cheatline was still the best and the F-BOJD was repainted in its classic livery.
In 1976, following the introduction of the Concorde, all the aircraft (except the Caravelles) received the "barcode" livery, called Concorde livery.
The donor was a Hogan AF B 727 bought from a DA.C member.
Registration marks were changed, new corrogard, shark fin and blue stripe at the rear of the fuselage were removed with non acetone nail polish remover.
The rear fuselage and vertical fin were covered with decals made by Nick Webb, classic-airlines.com, each piece had to be cut very precisely to avoid overlapping of the decals.
These decals are excellent, very thin, easy to apply.
I agree, the livery was not very elegant but it did exist, it is an interesting model in an AF fleet.
Side note about the AF liveries :
Blue cheat line from 1946 to 1976.
Bar code from 1976 to 2009.
New livery from 2009 to …
Good liveries are made to last ...