Favorite aircraft paint or camo scheme, or lack thereof

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  1. gjs238

    gjs238 Well-Known Member

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    What is your favorite aircraft paint or camo scheme - or maybe you prefer your planes naked?

    I like the F4U blue and the P-51 naked.
    P-47 looks good naked too.

    Some of the German camo schemes are pretty cool.
     
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    Spitfire PR.IX in PRU blue. The best colour scheme of the best-looking mark of the prettiest aeroplane.
     
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    #3 pbehn, Mar 24, 2014
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    Always a shame to me that the brit aicraft in the main had such dowdy colour schemes, bombers were black and fighters earth and green. I always liked the 109 on the Airfix box yellow nose and light blue on the sides.


    But yes the spit in PRU blue was nice.....dunno about that pink they used though
     
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    I quite like the pink Spitfire
     
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    Mm, I'm a fan of flectarn(s) when it comes to clothing, otherwise for aerial camoes, RAF mid-war fighter A (or B), IJN dappled/splotched green and some of the RLM latewar dappled splinter designs too. Now if you could get an A/C in flectarn....:oops:
     
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    #6 fubar57, Mar 24, 2014
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    Any thing in RAF green and grey. Razor1uk, I'll find you one.
    Geo
     
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    #7 otftch, Mar 24, 2014
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    Blue Angels.
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    #8 fubar57, Mar 24, 2014
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    Having to choose a favourite...that's a tough 'un. I mean do you go for stripes?

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    or patches?

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    Grays with some bling?

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    If pushed, one of my favourites is the black scheme of the P-47Ms of the 61st FS, 56th FG:

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    The SAAB Viggen in splinter, my all time favorite.
     
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    Why do modern jets even have camo? On the ground they are in well known airbases in the air they are seen on radar long before the eye can find them? is it psychology or am I missing something?
     
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    I'll have to go with JAAF green splotches over bare metal finish.
     
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    I do like Great War German lozenge:

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    Like this one:

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    My favorite Fury paint job was the Iraqi "Baghdad Fury"
     
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    I have always liked the USN North Atlantic scheme

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    #17 Crimea_River, Mar 24, 2014
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    You mean like this, Dave?

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    #19 razor1uk, Mar 25, 2014
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    Well it employs a few maintainers to help keep the check and inspect surfaces of aircraft more closely, also helps prevent corrosion/rusting and could lower some radar returns, also because pilots have too much bravado, paperwork and not always the technical skills to do it as well; except when the proverbial fan is flinging tons of poop around.

    Although nowerdays, unless they're low level 'intruding' camo, then if it isn't in strong or bright contrasting colours, even a few seconds of Mk1 eyeball mis-information can aid evasion or counter-attack - radar and missiles though better and advancing, doesn't always work 100% for 100% time of 100% sorties/flights for 100% of service life in 100% of any and all situations.

    Neither too the pilot, but the more things working close to their respective 100%'s, means any slight aid, loss or problem could have a greater effect than itself, especially since most fighter and/or interceptor aircraft only have a radar in the nose.
     
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    When asked why the aircraft were now grey instead of the flamboyant color schemes of the 60-70's, and Admiral/General said, "Better a boring aircraft than missing aircraft".

    Geo
     
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