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      Post #27617, posted on 06-03-2009 GMT-5 hours    

      The SAS 'Viking', having adorned just about every A/C, except the original B-17's, was getting a bit 'long in the tooth' for some of the airline's officials. Scandinavian Airlines System began after WW2, from (3) airlines that after February 8, 1951, would all fly under the SAS name. The famous "Viking" scheme that was introduced in the mid-50's. The 'Viking' would get more streamlined with the Jet age and would remain in this style into the early 1980's. The final (3) -41's, delivered in 1979, would reflect the final change, an all NMF. The problem, as this pre-delivery inflight shows, is that in certain lighting conditions the SAS Blue almost is unreadable! As far as I know, these last (3) SE-DDS, LN-RLP & SE-DDT were the only SAS A/C in NMF?
      By the early 1980's, SAS began the process of replacing a legend. On August 3rd 1982, SAS management was presented with LN-RLP in (2) experimental schemes.
      The toughest decision for SAS officials would come down the fuselage stripes which in the end would become a very successful part of the 'new' SAS colors. No doubt fans of the long serving 'Viking' scheme feel there was NO need to change a 'classic'!.........John

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      Post #45255, posted on 11-08-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      "LS" #23 is ready for inspection..



      John