John Evanich III's postings as per usual provide exceptional detail to assist with distinguishing the two yellows. The first was known as Lemon Yellow and was a very bright yellow eventually applied to only 7 aircraft. It's career was cut short by the 1967 Harper & George colour updates which introduced a new shade of yellow as one of three colours in commemoration of Panagra, which Braniff was just about to take over.
The H&G Panagra Yellow was a duller yellow colour not as well thought of it seems. That didn't stop Braniff applying it to 10 aircraft including all those which originally wore the Lemon Yellow.
In my 1:400 collection I have 3 Yellows - Aeroclassics Boeing 727-027C N7271 and Douglas DC-8-62 N1803 plus JC Wings BAC One-Eleven N1548. All three aircraft at least wear the same tone however I can't tell which of the two yellows its closest too. The DC-8 only wore the H&G Panagra Yellow so we can safely assume that is the colour that is supposed to be replicated. I actually think that the colour looks a bit more like the Lemon Yellow but its really very hard to say.
Next time around, in the last part in this series, we'll take a look at the other Jellybean colours.
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