[QUOTE=willk;583342]I hadn't a clue either, but I've done a LOT of research on the subject on RIBnet. My findings:
Atlantics, Artics and Pacifics (AAPs) were RIBs purchased by organisations that were wealthy enough to be able to avoid Seariders. They were produced in Orange and/or Grey. Some were Black but if I were to tell you about those, I'd have to kill you. AFAIK, they were all built with red brick and corrugated steel (or whatever you build brick sh1thouses from in the UK). AAPs are highly sought after but mere mortals cannot buy a working example. Instead they must buy a "project" grade bargain. These are generally kept in sheds, often for years, as the new owner seeks parts and funding. A "shed class" AAP can cause quite a lot of confusion, as they can be difficult to tell apart. A giveaway is evidence of inboard engine mounts, confirming that it was once a Pac. Tubes too are often a source of grief, as they are scarce and pricey. CITEs raids have accounted for a lot of the scarcity, when used AAP sponsons have been mistaken (by appearance and smell) for elephant body parts and destroyed. Attempts to "home grow" AAPs by feeding steroids to SR5.4s have so far failed to bear fruit as instead of butching up, the Seariders merely grew additional antenna and safety equipment.
Will a 200ho go on a pac 22