Focke Wulf FW-200 KLM 1939
It was 1939 and the world was in turmoil. War was declared and flying became an unpredictable business for KLM: routes were closed and reopened, flights were re-routed and airports were shut down.
After guns had opened fire on a number of KLM aircraft, the airline thought it wise to change their exterior: the aircraft were spray-painted orange from nose to tail and the word 'Holland' was painted on the fuselage in large letters.
So there were orange DC-3s flying around but also the five Focke Wulf FW-200s of the KLM were painted orange. The FW-200s were bought by the KLM in 1938 to serve on the route to Netherlands East Indies.