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British Airways retro painting 747-400 in BOAC colors

Old 21st Jan 2020, 14:23
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Taxying to LHR 27L, 21/8/19.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 14:55
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How many 747s do BA have in their fleet now? I'm going to Vancouver and back next month and am wondering what the chance of being on one of these retro liveried ones is.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 15:16
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Three retro B744s but only two operate to Vancouver, G-CIVB or G-BNLY.
Chances are 2/15
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 05:59
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Early B741s/B742s were built with 3 windows, later ones with 10.

In addition, some airlines (including BA in the late 1970s) modified their early aircraft, which involved replacing the skin panels as can be seen on this NW B741:



https://www.airliners.net/photo/Nort...ng-747-151/635

I always thought these additional windows were added by simply ‘punching them out’

Instead it sounds like you’re saying the skin panels encompassing them were entirely removed and replaced with new ones incorporating the additional windows ?
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 19:04
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Bit late on here. Anything like this? Prints available.




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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 20:47
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Originally Posted by stilton View Post
I always thought these additional windows were added by simply ‘punching them out’

Instead it sounds like you’re saying the skin panels encompassing them were entirely removed and replaced with new ones incorporating the additional windows ?
It's not just the window openings - the surrounding fuselage structure (e.g. stringers, etc.) has to change to support the loads.
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