posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 11:27 AM
They can identify a make and model of car by a paint chip, provided the paint chip is from the car's original factory paint job. Aircraft on the
other hand are usually delivered without paint and are painted and customized by a third party vendor. Aircraft can often be repainted or touched up
several times during their life (I used to make quite a bit of money doing that on the side). There is no database for aircraft paint, like there is
for automobile paint.