BBMF Hurricane PZ865 New Paint

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The BBMF have posted some pictures showing PZ865 in the spray booth receiving an SEAC colour scheme:

http://www.facebook.com/BBMF.Official

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It looks....Stunning! Hope they do the same standard of work on AB910!

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Excellent another SEAC scheme, 70 years have gone by & today not such a 'forgotten air force'!

Nick

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Very good: and not the commonly-shown N either. If as a result of this interest, if anyone knows the serial for M, please let me know.

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Would far sooner see The Last of the Many markings & leave it alone :p

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Exactly what I've been seeking for our wall mounted display of Sixty Squadron aircraft. Sixty flew green/dark earth camoflage aircraft with SEAC so this is a pretty good match, especially if it flies with cannons.

So I can acquire a high res photo when she flies, I'd be grateful if anyone can connect me (via PM if required) with air-to-air photographers who work with BBMF. Thanks.

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Great scheme and very accurate by the look of it. Nice pictures, I think I once bumped into the photographer that's credited on the official page...;)

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When will somebody work out that the older the paintwork gets, the more it looks like a service aircraft!

It's a good job the RAF don't own the Mona Lisa, she would be on her 94th repaint, and would look like Joan Collins by now!
Guy

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When you have your own Spitfire, etc etc....

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When will somebody work out that the older the paintwork gets, the more it looks like a service aircraft!

It's a good job the RAF don't own the Mona Lisa, she would be on her 94th repaint, and would look like Joan Collins by now!
Guy

Surely the point of painting aircraft such as this is firstly to protect the aircraft as a live machine in order that future enthusiasts can enjoy it and secondly to represent and pay tribute to the many different squadrons, fields of operation etc that the type of aircraft served with.

I'm sure if the Mona Lisa was exposed to all weathers and was taken from art gallery to art galery it too would need some serious attention, similarly however there are aircraft in museums still in paintwork applied in the 40s (and earlier with some types)

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I gather that this Hurricane was based for a while at Dundfold? If it was then its the same Hurricane that we used to watch as children belting over the treetops and fields around our Rudgwick house in the late 60's. I well recall the mass exodus from inside that the first hint of the merlin caused. I think it was treated much more harshly back then as it was louder lower and faster than it's (understandably) flown today. I have mixed feelings about the colour scheme, part of me thinks that they should be kept as original as possible but what better way to pay tribute to former squadrons and pilots? I gather that Biggin Hill's Hurricane has just been repainted as Pete Brothers P2962. I remain undecided.

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I gather that this Hurricane was based for a while at Dundfold? If it was then its the same Hurricane that we used to watch as children belting over the treetops and fields around our Rudgwick house in the late 60's. I well recall the mass exodus from inside that the first hint of the merlin caused. I think it was treated much more harshly back then as it was louder lower and faster than it's (understandably) flown today. I have mixed feelings about the colour scheme, part of me thinks that they should be kept as original as possible but what better way to pay tribute to former squadrons and pilots? I gather that Biggin Hill's Hurricane has just been repainted as Pete Brothers P2962. I remain undecided.

Back in the '60's that was the only Hurricane that was airworthy. Yes it was based at Dunsfold as part of Hawker Siddeley's collection of historic aircraft.
If you want original, perhaps it should return to its blue civil scheme as G-AMAU?:love-struck:[ATTACH=CONFIG]232833[/ATTACH]
This was what it was like in the early 1970's at Biggin Hill. Sorry for quality, but it scanned slide fresh!

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I like your thinking Banupa ...would also be nice to see Spitfire G-AIDN in its 1960s light blue racing scheme .....I don't think it would ever happen, but oldies like me can dream ;)

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I like your thinking Banupa ...would also be nice to see Spitfire G-AIDN in its 1960s light blue racing scheme .....I don't think it would ever happen, but oldies like me can dream ;)

Tim

Is she in store or has work began?

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I loved the "used" look of Hanger 11's P40 that was retained for a short period after film work, it somehow look so much better and would love to see more owners adding a temporary "in use" feel to their aircraft even if it was just for one season.
Look here.
http://www.hangar11.co.uk/p40gallery.html

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The Shuttleworth Spitfire Vc looked suitably worn after a few years, before it was repainted.

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Sadsack, I was informed by a fellow forumite that G-AIDN is being worked on at Booker as we speak.

consul, that was a beautiful paint scheme for G-AIDN, it was a frequent flyer over my house as I lived near the Fairey residence at the time. It was also used as my babysitter when I was taken to RAF Andover where it was based for a time.