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Squealing Pig
16th Feb 2012, 10:18
Hi Im trying to find a colour photo of the SARO P531 G-APNU or G-APNV does anybody have such a picture in their collections or remember what colours were used, All I can find on the internet are black & white photos


16th Feb 2012, 10:53
A few here

SARO P531 - Google Search (http://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=817&q=SARO+P531&gbv=2&oq=SARO+P531&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=12&gs_upl=3018l3018l0l4443l1l1l0l0l0l0l75l75l1l1l0)

Squealing Pig
16th Feb 2012, 11:04
Thanks tried that, but what I'm looking for is to find out what what colours were used on the 1950s prototype

16th Feb 2012, 12:40
S-P,if you try thr Flypast ,Historics ,somebody will be able to sort it ...hopefully.!

16th Feb 2012, 13:51
There is a photograph of the second prototype Saro P.531 G-APNV at Farnborough Sept 1958 at the following link:-
Westland Scout - G-APNV - AirTeamImages.com (http://www.airteamimages.com/111551.html).
In Flight Magazine's report on Farnborough 1958 below it states that both of the first two prototype P.531s (G-APNU & G-APNV) were at Farnborough that year and both were finished in blue and white. I think when the aircraft first flew they were in the primer colours.
armstrong siddeley | hawker hunter | 1958 | 1- - 0394 | Flight Archive (http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1958/1958-1-%20-%200394.html)

I have a copy of Flying Review Oct 1958 which has a report on Farnborough 1958 and also includes a small black and white photograph of a P.531 flying at Farnborough and the colours whould appear to be the reverse of those shown in the AirTeam photograph. It would indicate that G-APNU's colours were the reverse of G-APNV.

Squealing Pig
16th Feb 2012, 14:25
Cheers MReyn good find thats a great help.

16th Feb 2012, 14:46
Cheers MReyn good find thats a great help
Your welcome hope it helps. Here is the photograph from Flying Review Oct 1958.


Squealing Pig
19th Feb 2012, 22:24
Another good pic thanks