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Old 25th Jun 2020, 19:30
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Originally Posted by FODPlod View Post
I’ve grown so tired of certain dreary people who delight in running our country down when we have so much to be proud of compared to most other nations. Why not indulge in an occasional act of flamboyance?
Simply a matter of taste dear chap. Beauty is in the eye... etc.

It’s simply a little gauche IMHO. Something understated would have been my own preference, but as John Q Tax-payer, I along with others merely get to foot the bill.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 19:42
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Originally Posted by rab-k View Post
Simply a matter of taste dear chap. Beauty is in the eye... etc.

It’s simply a little gauche IMHO. Something understated would have been my own preference, but as John Q Tax-payer, I along with others merely get to foot the bill.
And there's Britain's problem, always 'understated'...
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 19:42
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
However, it does not really matter, as the rest of the world already knows we are banana republic.
Forgive me, but that's simply hyperbole. Although these things aren't exact and to perhaps to some extent gimmicky, the UK is 14th on the 2019 Democracy Index (higher than France, the US, Austria, Belgium, Portugal and Japan, for example) and holds the same place on the Democracy Ranking (a different organisation doing the assessment). The UK ranks highly on the Freedom Index (94 points out of 100; equal with Germany, ahead of France and the US again) and is 12th in the Rule of Law Index.

We're not perfect, but we're not a banana republic by a very long way.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 19:56
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Originally Posted by rab-k View Post
Sorry, but it looks like something left over from the 2012 London Olympics which some marketing guru found on an old laptop and decided to pass off as ‘contemporary’.

Even Donald’s new-look AF01 has a more ‘professional’ dare I say ‘Stately’ look...
I have to agree about AF01. Glad they’re losing that strange pale blue and random chrome look.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 20:07
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Excellent!! With a minor repaint Jet2 can use it next year.
£900k for that though? My wife says I would have Solarfilmed it for half that! (ex- R/c flyer)
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 20:22
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Originally Posted by Flying Hi View Post
Excellent!! With a minor repaint Jet2 can use it next year.
£900k for that though? My wife says I would have Solarfilmed it for half that! (ex- R/c flyer)

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...gl3d7gP0c3q-7s

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Old 25th Jun 2020, 20:25
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Originally Posted by Flying Hi View Post
Excellent!! With a minor repaint Jet2 can use it next year.
£900k for that though? My wife says I would have Solarfilmed it for half that! (ex- R/c flyer)
You'd have a job, Solarfilm went bust a couple of years ago...
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 20:50
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Not too bad...

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Old 25th Jun 2020, 20:58
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Looks absolutely fantastic. Well done Boris
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:05
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My god, you can please half the people all if the time and all..........Well you know the rest.

Looks quite good to me !

Now, are we going to see it at airdisplays when they return, just like the superb displays by the NZ Government 757..
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:06
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Originally Posted by Nige321 View Post
You'd have a job, Solarfilm went bust a couple of years ago...
Oh thats sad. Back in the day i must have bought miles of Solarfilm and Solartex.
Maybe if I keep my stash in the shed I'll get money someday on Antiques Roadshow.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:25
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Nah....

No matter how much I stare at it, it smacks of the best efforts of the Work Experience kid. Should’ve stuck to No. 32 (TR) Sqn livery....



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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:38
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How to describe the style of the new 'Boris Bus' ...

Originally Posted by rab-k View Post
Nah....

No matter how much I stare at it, it smacks of the best efforts of the Work Experience kid. Should’ve stuck to No. 32 (TR) Sqn livery....


I agree that the 32 Sqn scheme is much, much more stylish. The new 'Bozza Bus' scheme seems to be an unholy union of a t*rt's boudoir and an ice cream van, IMHO. But then I have hated the 'slanty' styling of the current 'R' in Royal Air Force since its introduction. Each to their own, I suppose.
I feel sorry for the crews who will have to operate this visual horror - presumably they will emplane and deplane under cover of either night or a jacket over the head?

Last edited by Strumble Head; 25th Jun 2020 at 21:39. Reason: Correct typo in t*rt's
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:54
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I wonder what the bit of crap that fell off the side at 2:59 in the video is. Bit of masking left on it? Seems to come from around the port horizontral stabiliser of possibly port side of teh vertical stabiliser.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:14
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https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...gl3d7gP0c3q-7s


nose photo right side outboard of engine... wtf?


and they could have filled the dent in the nose.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:30
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Originally Posted by RAF_Techie101 View Post
https://youtu.be/fpRkX9Gv9FM

Going to need some new nose wheels too.
That was bloody awful, im surprised they stayed on, seems pointless to paint a turning circle if you don’t use it.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:43
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On post 316 as the aircraft rotates a large piece of blue material appears to detach from the left wing root area and fall back onto the runway.
Could this be masking material which was not removed prior to flight?
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:50
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Originally Posted by Tallbloke View Post
I wonder what the bit of crap that fell off the side at 2:59 in the video is. Bit of masking left on it? Seems to come from around the port horizontral stabiliser of possibly port side of teh vertical stabiliser.
that

Well the LAE that had to sign that paint job off failed his post paint inspection checks for removing all masking. God, that reminds me last year with the EJR repaints. Better not show them on here because they were tartan. May upset the St George lager brigade.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 23:06
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
It's not part of the RAF tanker fleet, it's one of the "Surge" aircraft in the Air Tanker inventory that has been returned from lease from an airline that went out of business. It needed an interior refit and repaint anyway so why not assign it to the government as a VIP transport? It's not as if that was a new idea. We had a whole fleet of aircraft and two complete RAF Stations dedicated to Royal/VIP transportation when I served back in the 60s/70s. For long-haul overseas diplomacy we'd happily convert two VC10s for Royal or Prime Ministerial trips at the drop of a hat. But of course RAF airmens' labour and paint supplies are free of charge, aren't they?
This has been brought up a number of times and has been shot down a number of times as well. ZZ336 is NOT from the surge fleet; it is a fully equipped three-point tanker and the only Voyager with a VIP fit. Henceforth it is for use by the government/Royal Family when required and may be tasked at any time. Not much point in letting Chav Air fly holidaymakers to Florida in it if that is the case. Is it?
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 23:12
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Nice Flag on the tail.
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