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RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

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RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:04 pm

Hello all Today ZZ336 carried out a repositioning flight to Cambridge to be repainted in it's new VIP scheme by Marshalls (Air Livery).
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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Unknown74 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:30 pm

The New “Boris Force One”?

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:07 pm

indeed it should look a bit similar to the Royal Air Force Air Support Command colour scheme but with a union jack wrapped around the tail.
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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Unknown74 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:14 pm

Like the scheme the VC-10 C.1s used to wear?

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:16 pm

Yeah something like that again it's only rumours so we will have to wait and see but seems likely given today's movement.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by mustang5861 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:08 pm

Unknown74 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:30 pm
The New “Boris Force One”?
'Buffoon One'.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:05 pm

Based off of previous times for painting of MRTT's should be around 3 weeks till departure? I'm sure others will know more.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 pm

Sorry to appear negative but there is little in terms of concrete substance in this thread, other than ZZ336 arrived at Cambridge (confirmed from other reports). Everything else seems to be "should be" "rumour" and specalative supposition.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by roughcutter » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:54 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Sorry to appear negative but there is little in terms of concrete substance in this thread, other than ZZ336 arrived at Cambridge (confirmed from other reports). Everything else seems to be "should be" "rumour" and specalative supposition.
That's a shame, would've been nice to see a return of the white tops
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!


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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by EGVP » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:52 pm

So that'll be one less tanker in the fleet then! Can't imagine it being used for AAR missions if it's in a VIP scheme...

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:54 pm

EGVP wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:52 pm
So that'll be one less tanker in the fleet then! Can't imagine it being used for AAR missions if it's in a VIP scheme...
Won’t be an issue for UK training or exercises. Maybe it won’t be seen in theatre, but as the designated VIP jet it probably spends minimal time on AAR Ops as possible.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Richard E » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:02 pm

Doesn't '336 normally operate as the standby tanker for QRA operations ?

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by plmc135 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:06 pm

EGVP wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:52 pm
So that'll be one less tanker in the fleet then! Can't imagine it being used for AAR missions if it's in a VIP scheme...
There is an easy solution to that, were not the four machines that are still in use with G-VYG? registrations fitted with tanking facilities. Just transfer one of them back to military use as a tanker.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:20 pm

plmc135 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:06 pm
EGVP wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:52 pm
So that'll be one less tanker in the fleet then! Can't imagine it being used for AAR missions if it's in a VIP scheme...
There is an easy solution to that, were not the four machines that are still in use with G-VYG? registrations fitted with tanking facilities. Just transfer one of them back to military use as a tanker.
That would waste lease revenue though.

Worth remembering the VC10s and TriStars tanked for years in a smart white/grey/blue colour scheme.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by EGVP » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:14 pm

There's a difference between what was basically a high-visibility transport scheme, and an aircraft repainted to look like it belongs to the government.

Note French, Dutch, Czech, Polish, etc. VIP aircraft and how they differ from normal "military" colours!

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:33 pm

EGVP wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:14 pm
There's a difference between what was basically a high-visibility transport scheme, and an aircraft repainted to look like it belongs to the government.

Note French, Dutch, Czech, Polish, etc. VIP aircraft and how they differ from normal "military" colours!
Yes, but we don’t know what it’ll look like yet. And we don’t know if it’ll be kept off tanking just for that reason.

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Pune » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:21 pm

All this speculation, maybe we should just wait and see ;)
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:37 pm

Pune wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:21 pm
All this speculation, maybe we should just wait and see ;)
Yep.

I see Twitter is in meltdown over it being such a waste of money!

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Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by TonyO » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:43 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Sorry to appear negative but there is little in terms of concrete substance in this thread, other than ZZ336 arrived at Cambridge (confirmed from other reports). Everything else seems to be "should be" "rumour" and specalative supposition.
This post aged well...

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