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RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Unknown74 » Wed May 13, 2020 2:06 pm

Hi all got a small question regarding the colour of the RAF P-8 Poseidons, Have seen the pictures in Magazines and footage on TV News and You Tube and I thought it was white when I saw them but when I saw ZP801 earlier this Week on approach to Edinburgh it looked Dusky/ Hempy/ Deserty coloured which got me confused, is it a trick of the light?

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Spitfire88 » Wed May 13, 2020 2:18 pm

They are grey

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by lardyboy999 » Wed May 13, 2020 4:23 pm

Shiney, shiney, grey.

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Vulcanone » Wed May 13, 2020 4:38 pm

Presumably its a shade of Light Aircraft Grey. The colour that has been used on the Fighters since they started going grey in 1980

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Thunder » Wed May 13, 2020 7:04 pm

FS16440, commonly known as Light Gull Grey. Same colour as the USN P-3’s.

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by somerset » Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 pm

If only they were nimrod green 😢

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by iainpeden » Wed May 13, 2020 9:14 pm

Thunder wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:04 pm
FS16440, commonly known as Light Gull Grey. Same colour as the USN P-3’s.
If you are modelling one, light aircraft grey and light gull gray are the same shade. At least 1 producer of model paint sells the same paint under both labels.

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Dave Smith » Wed May 13, 2020 9:15 pm

Does anyone have the know how to produce an impression of one wearing hemp via Photoshop or some other dark art?

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by T_J » Thu May 14, 2020 1:30 am

somerset wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 pm
If only they were nimrod green 😢
Better than Nimrod Brown. Nimrod XV246 during 1977.

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Vulcanone » Thu May 14, 2020 7:43 am

One of the occasional series of Oh @hit we got it a bit too dark .....

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Agent K » Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 am

somerset wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 pm
If only they were nimrod green 😢
Green? never seen a green one, any photos?

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by roger4 » Thu May 14, 2020 8:09 am

Although lardyboy is correct that the P-8s / Poseidons are very shiney, there is a distinct matt Light Gull Grey area around the refuelling socket above the cockpit.

Image here (scroll down the page):

https://www.raf-ff.org.uk/news/first-po ... o-the-raf/

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Vulcan74 » Thu May 14, 2020 8:16 am

Never liked it when the RAF decided to go all hemp on most of their aircraft. Seeing the camouflaged Victors when I was at Marham then going hemp did not look right to me.

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by thevulcan » Thu May 14, 2020 8:55 am

Better get used to the colour as it's being hinted more might be ordered to replace the sentinels.
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/analyst ... -aircraft/

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Vulcanone » Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 am

Vulcan 74

Hemp was rather good, when the airframe was on the ground (if looking from an attackers point of view).

Just as likely as good in good old english claggy weather, like grey is hard as hell to find when at altitude in a clear blue sky. I know as I tried to find the pair of Typhoons out of Warton circling over Blackpool one summers day last year....

Black training aircraft stick out better.

On the other side of the Fence the 29 Sqn boss did say the WW2 painted Typhoon was a B@@@er to find when it was at low level

So maybe the boffins were right !!?

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by reheat module » Thu May 14, 2020 10:26 am

T_J wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:30 am
somerset wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 pm
If only they were nimrod green 😢
Better than Nimrod Brown. Nimrod XV246 during 1977.

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Re: RAF P-8 colour question

Post by Bushpilot » Thu May 14, 2020 1:56 pm

If they wanted a really effective camouflage then Ryanair colours would be best, hiding in plain sight :halo:
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