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Old 20th Jun 2020, 09:51
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Why is everyone getting so hot under the collar when none of you know what the final paint job is, or indeed will look like?
I think you could have point - we might find out that the paint job is great, but looks horrible.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 10:20
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KnC,

I may not always agree with you, but I am very glad to see you are back again. We need contrary views!!
Can I second that !
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 15:23
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The fin looks very 1970s. Boris a c ?


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Old 20th Jun 2020, 15:56
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Originally Posted by asdf1234 View Post
The aircraft has not been rolled out of the hangar yet. Why is everyone getting so hot under the collar when none of you know what the final paint job is, or indeed will look like?

Calm down dear! (Credits to Winner and Cameron).
Time will tell
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 20:08
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A quickie modification showing how that scheme could be toned down, the crown would have the UK consisting of Great Britain and Northern Island on it like on the passport, by the door would mean it would be on show when photos are taken.



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Old 20th Jun 2020, 20:54
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Originally Posted by Chiefttp View Post
The civilized world owes a huge debt to England. Be Proud and show the flag.
I think that you should use the term 'United Kingdom' really. The flag to which you refer is the flag of the United Kingdom and not England. Many people, especially foreigners, use 'England' as a term for the British Isles, thus offending the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 21:23
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thus offending the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots.
Never takes a lot.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 22:48
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Originally Posted by kkbuk View Post
I think that you should use the term 'United Kingdom' really. The flag to which you refer is the flag of the United Kingdom and not England. Many people, especially foreigners, use 'England' as a term for the British Isles, thus offending the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots.
In which case, you will be pleased to discover a measure of support at Post No 199....

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Old 21st Jun 2020, 09:20
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Tail is just about bearable, everything forward of that is gobsmackingly tacky... Hardly surprising but it's not at all as statesman like as the French and German equivalents.

No surprise they plan to have a "Generic Meaningless Swoosh Thing" on it.

NutLoose's adaptation is a big improvement... Lets hope Boris sees it and U-turns...
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 11:40
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Although we now view Concorde through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia, let us not forget the furore about the waste of the taxpayers' £750 million.
Yet that money bought the country and the airline priceless prestige and publicity all round the world.
I remember being at Twickenham's rugby sevens in the 80s when Concorde appeared on finals for LHR.
The whole stadium burst into a version of the BA anthem of the time.

That 's what an image can do for you. British ambassadors of the past reported that invitations to the royal yacht could boost British trade by billions.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 11:49
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How many here who defend the re-painting of an aircraft at extra cost are persuaded to admire any other country who have done just that. Do you think that French or Indian prestige is greater because of a decorated aircraft or do they just look vain?
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 13:22
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The aircraft, ZZ336, was already planned and contracted for work including a respray. Tanked and transports have operated in other than camouflage over the years.



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Old 21st Jun 2020, 15:59
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Originally Posted by scotbill View Post
Although we now view Concorde through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia, let us not forget the furore about the waste of the taxpayers' £750 million.
Yet that money bought the country and the airline priceless prestige and publicity all round the world.
I remember being at Twickenham's rugby sevens in the 80s when Concorde appeared on finals for LHR.
The whole stadium burst into a version of the BA anthem of the time.

That 's what an image can do for you. British ambassadors of the past reported that invitations to the royal yacht could boost British trade by billions.
I totally agree, itís all about projecting an image around the world, and itís about time the U.K. did it, pomp, ceremony and memorials are something we are world beaters at..... I just hope it doesnít look as bad as the scheme shown, weíd have to buy Boris some matching leopard skin suitcases to complete the dell boy look.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 18:40
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Never takes a lot.
Does from my Welsh viewpoint. Keep working to fund my 'gold-plated' pension and you can call me what you like.

CG

Agreed about the United Kingdom remarks tho'.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 19:24
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When I lived abroad, England and hence the UK was seen by parts of the press as a sort of Ruritania, a place significant for pomp and pageantry.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 20:08
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At £900k that's a service check and paint job, was the aircraft due a respray. When I was on VC10's we kept a some aircraft in Gloss paint and the others in dull gray, the gloss one's had a basic colour paint scheme and did trouping flights, we had a bunch of first class seat we put in when they did VIP operations. Aircraft need re-painting regularly, also was this one of the ex TC aircraft, in an odd colour scheme. Need facts, most of this chat seems to be based on rumor.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 20:50
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Originally Posted by c52 View Post
When I lived abroad, England and hence the UK was seen by parts of the press as a sort of Ruritania, a place significant for pomp and pageantry.
I'm thinking more like Duchy of Grand Fenwick 😀
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 21:48
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Is there a danger of glare when refueling if it has a glossy finish?
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 07:49
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Originally Posted by Tallbloke View Post
Is there a danger of glare when refueling if it has a glossy finish?
Possibly, but not too much if you're groundcrew... 😉
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