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Was the Bell X-1 painted orange for it's record-breaking flight in 1947?I only ask because I have seen it depicted before, but with more of a tan color.Rhett


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It was painted orange to be more visible to people both in the B-29 dropship and the observers on the ground...

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and the tan was likely just faded orange :)

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Yes, that tends to happen to tan after it weathers a wee bit...Rhett


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