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Tucano Paintscheme

Old 28th May 2010, 12:51
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Tucano Paintscheme

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Call me a sad spotter if you like but I think this looks pretty good!
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:22
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I agree, looks great
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:42
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Yer a Sad Spotter.

Stand by for lots of Joe Public confusion over two-seat turbo Spits.

And "Why don't we use them for CAS?" (Again)

Looks good, but how about a 1950s-60s Flying Training Command scheme next year?

BTW, what happened to the Hawk in the 1940 camo scheme?
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Old 28th May 2010, 13:43
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Painted over!
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Old 28th May 2010, 14:28
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Well....

you are a sad spotter, but it does look the part.

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Old 28th May 2010, 14:40
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Agreed. Looks great

Spotter!!
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Old 28th May 2010, 16:33
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I agree with Bob-the-spotter - it certainly looks very much the part! Hopefully a good recruiting tool as well.

A pity that it has to have the boring modern elf-'n'-safety propeller markings though..
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Old 28th May 2010, 17:56
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2010 RAF Tucano Display Scheme and Interview

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Lovely air-to-air image from Geoffrey Lee on the following.

PICTURE: Retro-look Tucanos join BBMF Spitfire

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Old 28th May 2010, 19:20
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Pity they couldn't have applied the proper wartime 72 Sqn markings (RN - x) to their Tucanos as we managed to achieve with the BBMF's Mk IIa for 72's anniversary in 1994.

PS Nice paint job tho'
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Old 28th May 2010, 19:51
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You're right Shackman and I have the sqn photo commissioned by Mr Blobby to prove it!
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:35
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Come on then - let's see the photo....
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Old 28th May 2010, 21:17
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Actually, it is a disguised story on the new paint scheme that the Tucanos will wear when they go to Afg for COIN ops.....
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Old 28th May 2010, 21:47
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No scanner, but I'l take a photo of it over the weekend!
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Old 29th May 2010, 05:14
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PS

So do I, plus the air to air photos of the fly bys of 'Eniskillen's Own' (RN-S) past Eniskilllen - but no chance of scanning them.
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Old 29th May 2010, 06:14
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You're not a sad spotter...not a spotter at all!

Nice scheme, and more importantly, nice sentiment. I reckon there'll be a few old dears & geezers watching them fly over with a glint in their eye.
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Old 29th May 2010, 07:50
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Looks pretty, but was there not problems with the Hawk in training that you just couldn't see it against the background clutter at low level?

I.e, the Camo was doing it's job, just a bit to effectively.
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Old 29th May 2010, 08:08
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Excellent scheme: and what a splendid bit of formation flying, with those funny spinning things up the front getting in the way



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Old 30th May 2010, 09:55
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Camo schemes

There's a working group on paintschemes and camouflage somewhere that prohibits aircraft with these special schemes from entering low level. The 19 Sqn Hawk was only allowed at medium level (apart from during departures and recoveries before someone gets smart!). Still hard to spot from underneath during doggers though with the silver underside!!
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I didn't think the CWG had such rules on where such designs could be flown. I did see their rule book during the design of the Spotty one and Aircraft Illustrated had a photo published of the Spotty One at the same level as the camera taking the picture (and it was not taking off, landing or when some gizzer was saying "Go on Boss, hard at us!") Then again the aircraft was standard scheme underneath.

Oh, I saw the Tucanos today (at my work at Sarfend). Very nice! Also walked around the Hurri IIc (sitting in my place of work). The last Jag XO is picking it up tomorrow! Somebody else will be coming to pick up the "Phantom of the Ruhr" later.

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Whilst I applaud them copying the Spitfire scheme onto the Tucano, is there any reason why the port side camo scheme is on the stb side and vice versa, or is one not supposed to notice they have it on the wrong way round.......
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