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Hi,Just found this picture at Airliners.net. And I am wondering if someone knows why only the B742

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Yep, those planes have all be de-commissioned and sent to the Arizona desert for mothballing and, sadly, in some cases selling off for parts and scrap. You can tell because most of the jets are all of the same generation - the DC-10s, Airbus A300s, 747-100s and 200s, 727s and DC9s. Sad to see National Airlines' more recent 757s, the more modern MD80s and the 747-300 in the foreground included in this ghostly flightline. I'm wondering if the anti-corrosion coating was applied in the hot and humid Phillipines. None of the other jets are similarly protected, and I was always of the impression that the dry air in the desert did not cause a great deal of corrosion.

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You're all wrong. It is British custard, which was offloaded due to dwindling demand at home and is cheaper than anti-corrosive paint. It's also easy to remove as all you have to do is throw a couple of treacle puddings at your A300 and then you can lick it off.Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/newlogo2.jpg

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