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Original chippy paint scheme

Old 11th Dec 2019, 20:43
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And the Chipmunks used for RN Helicopter Pilot basic training at RAF Linton on Ouse, taken in 1968



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Old 12th Dec 2019, 12:53
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For those, like me, who have an interest in both aircraft paint schemes and the Chipmunk, this could be the perfect Christmas present:

https://www.guidelinepublications.co...=4&SUB=2&VWW=1
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 09:24
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I like the old


https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9395244

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9477049

https://www.airplane-pictures.net/ph...hc-1-chipmunk/
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Absolutely immaculate,looks better than new,.....
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Thanks for the link, The first Chippie in link one looks almost (apart from the strake running forward from the tail plane) identical to the first Chippie I saw up-close at RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia, 69-years ago in 1951. See below.


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WD322 - wow, a beautiful restoration indeed, however donning my pedant's hat I would think the fuselage serial is undersized (8" high was the norm) and the aircraft lacks both the underling serials and any stencils at all.

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That's a gorgeous photo, thanks for posting. WK629 in the background was subsequently coded "R" with UBAS. Seeing that the Daily Mail article was about Phil Keeble, here's his name marked on G-BDEM (WK507) just after its disposal from the RAF in 1974. This aircraft was with UBAS in 1973. The name was deleted when the aircraft, still in these markings, was repainted in 1998.

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I'd like to find out peoples thoughts on this colour scheme, which is Hamble College of Air Training I believe.
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Hamble College of Air Training Chipmunks were civilian registered and did not carry roundels, serials or fin flashes.
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I do believe you are right, I believe a couple of Chipmunks sport this scheme, not really sure of the origins.

I'm still leaning towards the original Silver/DayGlo Orange or PolyGrey and Orange for my bird
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Slightly different from most Chipmunks......
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Was the manual any help?
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Yes, gives dimensions and colour palette which will be very useful. Thank you NutLoose.
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Originally Posted by pr00ne
Hamble College of Air Training Chipmunks were civilian registered and did not carry roundels, serials or fin flashes.
G-ARMG (ex WK558) was wearing its College colours when I took these pictures at Duxford in 2012.


Chipmunk 22A G-ARMG ( ex WK558) in College of AIr Training colour scheme at Duxford 14 Oct 12.



Chipmunk 22A G-ARMG (ex WK558) in College of Air Training colour scheme at Duxford 14 Oct 12.

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vmcdemo:

WP867 was with Southampton UAS from 1953 to 1965, and your photo depicts a fabulous restoration in that unit's markings. Given the yellow bands then it's marked as it was prior to 1959.

("vmcdemo" - love the name, have many memories of F.27 vmca demos).
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D-9, probably why it was `mixed` up with Hamble,same airfield...?
think the red `cheat-line` gives it a nice line`...
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Originally Posted by Dora-9
vmcdemo:

WP867 was with Southampton UAS from 1953 to 1965, and your photo depicts a fabulous restoration in that unit's markings. Given the yellow bands then it's marked as it was prior to 1959.

("vmcdemo" - love the name, have many memories of F.27 vmca demos).
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In that case would it be appropriate to possibly put WP829 in those colours? Although she was shipped to Kenya in 69, and shipped from Gatwick to the USA in 73, before that she was at Southampton UAS. I know she wasn't in originally in these colours, Just think this scheme looks pretty sharp!
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de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk c/n C1-0706 ZS-IZV
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It has the badge on the nose and a number on

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-BCXN

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