LEATHERNECK SPOTTER

When Thomas Kattinger asked for his venerable Piper L-4 Cub to be restored in blue, there was a perfect scheme available, as Darren Harbar explains

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Shuttleworth’s chief engineer, Jean Munn, shows off G-BHVV’s striking USMC scheme as he formates with the cameraship.
ALL DARREN HARBAR

It is more than likely we are all used to seeing the Piper Cub series in a variety of well-known colours and markings – both military and civilian. However, the scheme chosen for the latest restoration from Oxfordshire-based Bygone Aviation is one that few will have seen before.

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