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Airbus A310


Airbus A310

Russflot's first western aircraft, the Airbus A310 was ordered in 1990 to replace Tu-154s on long range international routes. After the breakup of the USSR, Russflot's fleet would transition to a mixture of western and Russian aircraft.



    The rest of the livery is really nice, however I have to point out that the white border on the tail logo and titling doesn't seem very realistic

    The rest of the livery is really nice, however I have to point out that the white border on the tail logo and titling doesn't seem very realistic

    On the contrary, I think it adds a little more to the livery and makes it pop.

    The rest of the livery is really nice, however I have to point out that the white border on the tail logo and titling doesn't seem very realistic

     

    What do you mean by that?  Like it would just be a borderless logo/title?

    needs more kids in the cockpit

    On the contrary, I think it adds a little more to the livery and makes it pop.

     

    I specifically said that its unrealistic, not that it looks bad - the latter would be subjective (I personally don't really like it, but I recognize that some do), while unrealism is objective - a border like that wouldn't happen on a Soviet or post-Soviet livery.

    needs more kids in the cockpit

    What do you mean by that?  Like it would just be a borderless logo/title?

     

    I guess. I think increasing the size of the logo so it would take up more space on the tail, plus removing the text on the tail completely and the border around the logo, would increase the realism and also (in my opinion) make it look nicer overall.

     

    Apart from that, I forgot to say that I actually quite like how the flag looks on the top of the tail, it's pretty nice. And another small detail: not 100% necessary, but I'd recommend making this aircraft French-registered. Before the mid- to late-90s, it was almost impossible to register western-built aircraft in Russia, and in fact it's still very difficult and costly to do so, so there are very few non-Russian/Soviet planes registered with RA- codes even now (I think just a few 757s and 767s used by charter carriers and that's it). That's why everything else flown by Aeroflot, S7, UTair, Rossiya, Pobeda, Ural Airlines, etc is all registered either in the Caribbean somewhere or in Ireland. When Aeroflot had A310s they were leased directly from Airbus as far as I remember and registered in France, which is why in this case I recommend putting French registrations here, but some other country could be used too. The main point is that it's unlikely that an A310 would be registered with an RA- code in 1990.

     

    I do admit I'm getting really deep into the details here, though. Overall, not a bad concept!