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Arty Tornado's

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Arty Tornado's

Post by jpickers56 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:46 pm

Some sexy looking Tonka's from over the years, the Tornado along with the Mirage 2000 remains my favorite fast jet,saw my first flying one back on 15 Sep 1980, ZA320 doing an approach at Coltishall.
ImageZA564 31 Sqd Spcl by John Pickering, on FlickrImage46+33 by John Pickering, on FlickrImage46+29 Jbg-32 by John Pickering, on FlickrImage43+44 by John Pickering, on FlickrImage(MM7014) by John Pickering, on FlickrImageMM7234/36-24 by John Pickering, on FlickrImage45+51 Akg-51 by John Pickering, on FlickrImage45+85 AkG-51 by John Pickering, on FlickrImage44+08 by John Pickering, on FlickrImageZE764/DH by John Pickering, on FlickrImageM7005 36 Stormo by John Pickering, on Flickr

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by paddyboy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:27 pm

Hi John :P

Fabulous post :Wow:

Not possible to pick a favourite scheme, as they are all brilliant :thumbs:

Ye Gods, it's sleeting fit to bust here in Norwich right now :O

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by jpickers56 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:30 pm

Cheers Paddy, hurling it down in East Runton too.

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:42 pm

What an eclectic selection, love it.
Cheers.

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by The Phantom » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:59 pm

Very nice :thumb:

Don't remember that scheme on 46+29. Very different!

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by TF104 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:46 pm

Great selection JP, Keep them coming!

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by reheat module » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:33 pm

Beautiful artwork throughout.
Ye Gods, if MoD had a budget and we employed some German Artists, we may have something to be proud of.
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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by F3 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:36 pm

Great selection but could have done with a few more F3s in there as there were some nice schemes e.g. 23 Sqn. 75th. Ann. job with red /blue fin altho' that Italian Tiger job was the most ambitious ever seen on an F3. Glad I don't live in E.Anglia!

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by F3 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Not wanting to hi - jack yr. thread John, which is a great idea but would like to add two of Leeming's best efforts from 23 + XXV Sqns in '90 + '91 respectively.
ImageF3s - EZ in 23 Sqn 75th Ann mks by Michael Britton, on Flickr

Image25 Sqn - First Display Ship '91 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by F3 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:06 pm

reheat module wrote:Beautiful artwork throughout.
Ye Gods, if MoD had a budget and we employed some German Artists, we may have something to be proud of.
Just to prove that we did have some to be proud of here are what I consider the two most spectacular F3 schemes.

ImageConingsby '90 - Display F3 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageZE735 TG 56 Sqn '06 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by jpickers56 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:28 pm

Yes very nice, but would still say the GAF at the edge with their schemes.

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Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:39 pm

Awesome! Posted my GAF nice coloured scheme photos on the Fighter Control site on Facebook recently

Great set.
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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by F3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:02 pm

jpickers56 wrote:Yes very nice, but would still say the GAF at the edge with their schemes.
Granted the Germans are more arty - but expect they had a bigger paint budget! As an example of how the RAF paint budget has shrunk even further it does nt even run to applying Sqn. badges now!

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Post by paddyboy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:25 pm

Lovely to see some F3's :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by Blue Diamond » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:25 pm

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Re: Arty Tornado's

Post by gramp.t » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:07 am

Great Pics! , I doubt if the RAF, as such, do any painting any more, its probably contracted out, more is the shame. Still German and Italian schemes are well worth it as your pics show!

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