Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spitfire Tucano

In 2008 the RAF painted up one of their Hawk trainers in pseudo 19 Squadron Spitfire markings of Dark Green and Dark Earth over silver with 1930s style roundels. It sure looked slick. With 2010 being the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain the RAF is revisiting the idea and are again going with throwback scheme, but this time on the Tucano. See the article at Global Aviation Resource for some drawings of the proposed schemes. Neat, eh. I've had an Airfix Tucano, with the Aeroclub add-ons of course, set aside for a few years but as is usual with older Airfix kits the decals were useless. I knew there were a few RAF schemes scattered here and there on decal sheets, but nothing really caught my eye. However, this scheme will push it to the top of the pile when someone gets around to doing decals...come on Xtradecal... I just wonder if the RAF will use Sky, Egg Duck Blue, or Sky Blue for the underside?

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