Braniff Jellybeans Pt4: Oranges
His work clearly shows that the Original Orange (1965-late 1967) was brighter and more vibrant than the 1967-1971 H&G Orange which replaced it. In fact multiple new aircraft were still painted in the Original Orange until just before the colour changeover which means that thw two oranges mingled together in the fleet for sometime.
In total 8 aircraft wore the Original Orange and 15 wore the H&G Orange. Braniff of course chose the H&G Orange for their first 747 however the livery was altered prior to its delivery and it wasn't a true Jellybean.
I have three Orange Jellybeans in my collection - Aeroclassics Lockheed Electra N9706C and Douglas DC-8-62 N1809E plus JC Wings BAC One-Eleven N1544. The Electra wore both shades of Orange in her career however the DC-8 only wore the later H&G Orange. They both appear to have the same shade and its looks like a good fit for the less bright later colour.
Yet again - as with the green version - the One-Eleven seems miles off the correct orange. The aircraft wore both colours of orange during its career however neither of them were this bright. It appears that the manufacturers have made the mistake mentioned in JEE3's H&G Orange post of using a miscoloured original photo for the colour shade which shows a tomatoey orange hue.
We are getting through the colours - next up its Yellow.
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