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Boeing 787-10 Olympic Airways Classic

Presenting the Boeing 787-10 in the classic colours of Olympic Airways, specifically as it appeared on the de Havilland Comet 4Bs which flew with the airline during the 1960s. As with many airlines, having operated piston driven Douglas DC-3s and DC-4s since the...

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Presenting the Boeing 787-10 in the classic colours of Olympic Airways, specifically as it appeared on the de Havilland Comet 4Bs which flew with the airline during the 1960s. As with many airlines, having operated piston driven Douglas DC-3s and DC-4s since the airline's inception, the Comet was their first jet airliner. During the 60s, Olympic operated one of the world's first codeshare arrangements with British European Airways as a pool of Comets were shared between the two airlines. In 1966 Olympic expanded its jet fleet with the introduction of Boeing 707s as the Comet was already becoming obsolete, and by the end of the decade Olympic had entireling phased out its fleet of 6 Comets. 

The particular Comet this is based of of is SX-DAL "Queen Olga" which was a Comet 4B built in 1960 and named for Queen Olga who was Queen of the Hellenes as the wife of King George the first of Greece from 1867 until the latter's death in 1937. SX-DAL would go onto to be reregistered as G-APYD and serving various charter services in the UK before ending up with Dan Air until 1972 when it was retired. The airframe was saved from the scrapyard however as it was delivered to the Wroughton Museum to be preserved as an exhibit and is still on display to be viewed by the public, though it has retained the Dan Air livery it had up until its retirement.

The Comet's Tale

This is part 2 of a small project I have begun which is looking to take advantage of the similarities in the design between the 787 and the de Havilland Comet, particularly in the unique nose they share with it's much more aerodynamically contoured shape than most airliners by taking some of my favourite designs that appeared on the Comet (and also the similarly stylishly tapered Sud Aviation Caravelle) and painting them onto the 787. This is both to preserve some of the great liveries of the 1950s and 60s, but also to honour the legacy of one of the spearhead (in more ways than one) aircraft of the early jet age.

Part 1: Air France

Part 2: Olympic Airways

This is an ongoing project and the list will continue to grow as I add more liveries. If you have any particular favourite Comet looks that you'd like me to include, let me know.

 

Credit

This livery avoids mirroring on the tail using the method developed by Mugz. His discord is here

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20 Comments

Fantastic livery, one of the only ones I use for the 787

wow, this looks awesome, thank you very much for making this 😊

This may be the most beautiful livery i have seen so far!

Very nice, love the chrome!

Absolutely stunning. There's a small problem with interior passenger window view textures not appearing. Possibly something in the panel.cfg? Any way to fix?

Absolutely gorgeous! By far my favorite 787 livery. It was also one of the very few not compromised by the Season 5 update... not even Asobo's default livery can make that claim. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

Hello,

After the amazing 787 you made, I will appreciate if you can change the blue colour of DC-6 (PMDG) to the original blue of Olympic Airways.

https://gr.pinterest.com/pin/308004061991629543/

https://www.eztoys.com/douglas-dc-6b-olympic-airways-sx-dad-1960s-1-200.html

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/hobby-master-5006-douglas-dc-6b-20048782

*note that registration numbers on the wings are in black and not too bold characters.

Many thanks

Harry

Hiii, nice work!!! Can you make a classic Rainbow TransBrasil livery? Photo

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n7SWybi-ZbU/VLOyLrLWYVI/AAAAAAAACIg/0pOcbyrE90U/s1600/An%C3%BAncio_1.jpg

Great work!!! So happy to see 5 circles of OA on the 787 model!!

Very nice livery but please take care of the mirrored "NO STEP" on the right wing-that's why 4 stars

Love the livery, also loved the Air France one. Both made me actually fly the 787 again after a long time. I like that you're bringing back the classic liverys of the past, which fit the 787 so well.

I would love to see a Swissair Livery if you ever get to it. They flew Caravelle's back in the day, and alot of pictures of the old liverys can be found here https://bsl-mlh-planes.net/browse/operator_id/2/type_id/430/

Anyways, thank you for the awesome liverys and for sharing them with us!

Congratulations my friend! I'll be happy to see Olympic livery on becoming DC-6 of PMDG. Many thanks!

Superb work!

Absolutely beautiful! Well done!

OMG! Beautiful!!

could you do Varig's classic painting?


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