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New Typhoon display livery

Old 28th May 2021, 17:25
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In the USA, veterans are treated with respect.

In the UK, they are accused of being "grumpy old men".

Predictable.

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Your service commands respect, but that doesn't give you the right not to be challenged when you fail to show the same respect to those serving now who are just as proud of their service, squadrons and aircraft as you were.
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Old 28th May 2021, 17:54
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Looks OK to this GOM. More to the point are there actually any displays planned this summer?
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Old 28th May 2021, 18:01
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The woke will not be happy.
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Old 28th May 2021, 18:51
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As our global standing declines the flags get bigger...............
There, fixed it for ya.

All its missing is a silhouette of Churchill giving two fingers at those nasty furriners.
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Old 28th May 2021, 19:17
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Top n bottom...


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Old 28th May 2021, 19:43
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looks good to me!
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Old 28th May 2021, 19:57
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Originally Posted by downsizer View Post
looks good to me!
Agree. The black background sets it off nicely.
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Old 28th May 2021, 20:06
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I'm not sure why, but I actually think it looks much better in the air than on the ground!
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Old 28th May 2021, 20:26
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I'm not sure why, but I actually think it looks much better in the air than on the ground!
Maybe because that's its natural habitat
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Old 28th May 2021, 20:32
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Is it still an operational aircraft? looks like a good "splash" to me!

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Old 28th May 2021, 21:24
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Yeuueecccchhhhhhhhhhhhh

As the number of aircraft decline the flags get bigger...............
Very true Asturia56,

At one time and not too long ago, solo displays by current types provided a show case of RAF capabilities at home and abroad and apart from the odd fin scheme, didn't have gaudy paint work all over them, a travelling merchandise shop and they weren't called display teams. This is another overstatement which, as you indicate, goes hand in hand with contraction and paucity. There doesn't seem to be any distinction inferred from actual display teams, such as the Red Arrows. The more hype and razzamatazz, the less there is to see. But I do like the new scheme, I'm just surprised it got past its woke test, it does look quite patriotic!

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Old 28th May 2021, 21:39
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Agreed that looks better in the air, on the ground it looks dreadful.....


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Old 28th May 2021, 22:12
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Well its got a mixed response on the spotter websites/faceache groups....

I assume its likely to be the only Bat Jet that has got/will get that scheme and the plan for more is now out the window due to binning T1 on/by 2025 anyway...?

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Old 28th May 2021, 22:14
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Looks great - even better when airborne as you can see the top and bottom paint schemes.
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Old 28th May 2021, 23:35
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When will Airfix release the plastic version?
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Old 29th May 2021, 02:20
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Genuinely curious if the pedestrian paint jobs put on British military aircraft are down to lack of budget being made available, or just lack of imagination/talent. This is another tiresome example of a design than serves only to make the jet look plain ugly.
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Old 29th May 2021, 08:40
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I was spectating on the beach at Lowestoft Air Show when the Harrier went for a swim. The commentator had, moments before, said
“Take a good look at the tail next time he comes past, it is a special paint scheme for this display aircraft.”
We were all then treated to a very good look at the tail paint scheme as it the aircraft slowly sank, nose first, into the North Sea!
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Old 29th May 2021, 08:51
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It looks awful. Hopefully it will get painted over very soon
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Old 29th May 2021, 10:03
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
Very true Asturia56,

..........I'm just surprised it got past its woke test, it does look quite patriotic!

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What colour is the fuselage......?
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Old 29th May 2021, 11:55
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I suppose I shall get hammered for saying this....but that design is butt ugly to me.

It is just down right gaudy looking....but to put the flag on an airplane as busy as yours is....is a very difficult task to accomplish.

Flying the flag is right and proper...and if it triggers the "woke"....do it with Reheat in full blast please!

The important thing is doing displays and showing the Flag.....and brings credit to the RAF.


Here is something that has become very popular at our Air Displays.....Legacy Flights combining generations of aircraft together in a single formation.


https://cdn.dvidshub.net/media/thumb.../1000w_q75.jpg


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