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New Typhoon display livery

Old 29th May 2021, 12:58
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Originally Posted by falcon900 View Post
What colour is the fuselage......?
I see your point sir, however, all that red, white and blue....

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Old 29th May 2021, 13:01
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
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
I first saw this type of combination "past and present" formations at Finningley in 1993, Tornado F3 with Sptifire XVI, Buccaneer and Mosquito, GR1 with Blenheim etc.

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Old 29th May 2021, 13:14
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Duxford Air Displays with the WWII Warbird mix are good too....when I was there with the Huey I was hoping to get into a formation with the B-17 and Mustang....all three being iconic aircraft.

As to the Mosquito....I have a copy of "Terror in the Starboard Seat" on my "favored" Book shelf.
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Old 29th May 2021, 14:28
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
To fly a display requires careful planning, paying attention to the brief and finely honed skills coupled with good decision making. He would turn up in the wrong aircraft, on the wrong day at the wrong field, fly a wobbly circuit and complete with a wheels up landing. At the subsequent enquiry he would blame the met man and the ground crew.
We have broad shoulders, and a prerequisite at the medical is sufficient skin thickness .........British Standard for a Met Person is Hippopotamus + 50%. I suspect ground crew have to meet similar criteria.

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Old 29th May 2021, 18:05
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Trouble is, the Union flag is just a bit too ‘busy’ to be splashed onto a Typhoon in this fashion, and doesn’t really do much for the aircraft’s beautiful lines. I would have loved to see a design based on the RAF ensign, with the fuselage predominantly in ensign blue.

Tin hat on....
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Old 29th May 2021, 18:09
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Originally Posted by Out Of Trim View Post
I would have preferred a theme based on the RAF Ensign using the Ensign blue with a smaller tasteful Union Flag on the tail!
To be really honest, I'd prefer a theme in which taxpayers money wasn't spanked on vacuous display schemes at all. Surely there's better things to be spending the defence budget on? As Mogwi says, keep it looking like a warplane and let the flying do the talking. Especially as the Typhoon display is normally brilliant.
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Old 29th May 2021, 18:27
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Originally Posted by DaveJ75 View Post
To be really honest, I'd prefer a theme in which taxpayers money wasn't spanked on vacuous display schemes at all. Surely there's better things to be spending the defence budget on? As Mogwi says, keep it looking like a warplane and let the flying do the talking. Especially as the Typhoon display is normally brilliant.
Nah, I’d rather see mine and taxpayers money spanked all over a jet to give it a great display paint scheme.
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Old 29th May 2021, 18:49
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That's one of the black IX(B) jets tarted up with a few Union flags and a 29Sqn logo.
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Old 29th May 2021, 19:14
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Originally Posted by Foghorn Leghorn View Post
Nah, I’d rather see mine and taxpayers money spanked all over a jet to give it a great display paint scheme.
Looks like your dreams came true!
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Old 29th May 2021, 19:22
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Looks pretty good up there if I dare say so myself. Even the sky is showing its traditional British colours!
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Old 29th May 2021, 20:33
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Originally Posted by Ridger View Post
Looks like your dreams came true!
A dream is a stretch, but yes it looks good. Hopefully, the next display jet will receive an even better scheme.
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Old 29th May 2021, 22:05
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Originally Posted by Foghorn Leghorn View Post
A dream is a stretch, but yes it looks good. Hopefully, the next display jet will receive an even better scheme.
Given the choice I much preferred the BOB paint scheme, looked pretty dam cool.
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Old 29th May 2021, 22:31
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Originally Posted by Navaleye View Post
It looks awful. Hopefully it will get painted over very soon
Rumour has it the airframe is running out of hours and will most likely be RTP'd in the not too distant future.
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Old 30th May 2021, 09:46
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FBPE = Follow back Pro europe. It's a twitter thing.
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Old 30th May 2021, 10:38
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Had the fuselage been in white...and the upper wing done as the underside had been done....it would have looked a lot better but then the pilot would have had a hard time figuring out where to look for the cockpit entrance.

Sorry.....but that paint scheme as is .....just doesn't "sing".

It does prove innovation is hard to come by in some organizations.

Granted that paint scheme would fit right in at Brighton Beach on a Bank Holiday.
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Old 30th May 2021, 15:58
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Originally Posted by ex-fast-jets View Post
Is BoJo going to fly it?
He will need to change his jacket to Prime Minister Top Gun.
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Old 30th May 2021, 16:19
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FBPE = Follow back Pro europe. It's a twitter thing.
I still need a translation ........ it just reads like b9llocks to me.
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Old 30th May 2021, 17:19
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I remain puzzled by the origins of a black painted Typhoon to perpetrate this on ... I thought they were grey.
Are the OCU airframes in “Trainer Black” these days, for Hi-Vis purposes? Or is this a Night Intruder variant?
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Old 30th May 2021, 17:24
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Black Typhoons Matter
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Old 30th May 2021, 18:18
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I still need a translation ........ it just reads like b9llocks to me.
It revolves around brexit. I wouldn't worry, it would only send your BP skyward.
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