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First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

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First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Discodaz » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:29 pm

I saw hat yesterday but assumed it was just an unpainted phoon.ive obviously missed something.
Tell me about this aggressor.

IMO it looks darn fantastic :thumb:

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Discodaz » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:33 pm

Sorry mate,just read it.no explanation needed 👍

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Finty » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:44 pm

Looks very good
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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by cj9ru » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:33 pm

Looking forward to seeing that. In fact I can feel a 1:48 version coming on...😀

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Thunder » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:03 pm

It’s 95% Black :S was hoping for something a bit more outlandish in order to truly represent an enemy a/c.

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by scottoz8 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:42 pm

it will be interesting to see how a Typhoon can simulate the new Russian fighters, eg the SU-35 etc. DACT uses different types of aircraft to simulate different threats. In days gone by F-5's were used to simulate Migs.

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by The Phantom » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:16 am

Thunder wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:03 pm
It’s 95% Black :S was hoping for something a bit more outlandish in order to truly represent an enemy a/c.
I thought the same. When I saw the thread title I had hopes of the type of aggressor schemes we see with the USAF :roll:

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by verreli » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:19 am

The Phantom wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:16 am
Thunder wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:03 pm
It’s 95% Black :S was hoping for something a bit more outlandish in order to truly represent an enemy a/c.
I thought the same. When I saw the thread title I had hopes of the type of aggressor schemes we see with the USAF :roll:
This is the RAF we're talking about. I'm amazed they even did this. Looks very similar to my 20 year old Typhoon marketing model scheme although that had a light grey underside.

I think black is the highest contrast and thus most visible colour that can be used. That's why training aircraft such as the T2s have this scheme. Guess they can't be training for close in dogfighting 'lose sight - lose the fight'?

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am

verreli wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:19 am
The Phantom wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:16 am
Thunder wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:03 pm
It’s 95% Black :S was hoping for something a bit more outlandish in order to truly represent an enemy a/c.
I thought the same. When I saw the thread title I had hopes of the type of aggressor schemes we see with the USAF :roll:
This is the RAF we're talking about. I'm amazed they even did this. Looks very similar to my 20 year old Typhoon marketing model scheme although that had a light grey underside.

I think black is the highest contrast and thus most visible colour that can be used. That's why training aircraft such as the T2s have this scheme. Guess they can't be training for close in dogfighting 'lose sight - lose the fight'?
If you go back into the mess on here you will probably find a mention of the original article that Typhoon Force Commander did with Aviation News nearly 2 years ago. And it mentioned that they won't be outlandish just a different version of the current scheme. 9 Sqn isn't just an aggressor unit so they aren't going to do schemes like the USAF/USN. Sorry to disappoint.

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by f-4 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:35 am

The black is probably to reduce the IR signature for BVR scenarios.

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Ross Forsyth » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:45 am

9sqn or the RAF should be looking into copyright approval for the "Batman" insignia for the tail of this jet,however I just hope we do get the standard 9sqn Green Bat added 😉

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by roughcutter » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:29 pm

Would look nicer with 9 Sqn markings applied
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by TARGET » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:32 pm

Reminds me of first UK prototype-DA2- when it was repainted.Although DA2 was ALL black

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Cranberry » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:32 am

Don't pilots do "dissimilar air combat training" rather than "identical-to-the enemy air combat training"? A black Typhoon looks "dissimilar" to a grey Typhoon which is what most RAF pilots are used to training with?

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Supra » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:03 am

Plain black or dark grey is a must for RAF Pilots so they can easily see the opposition, just like in real life! ;)
It's hard to imagine the likes of ATAC & Draken (see links below) could get it soooo wrong. :whistle:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/500 ... bac9_b.jpg
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http://atacusa.com/images/slider/image_7.jpg

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:03 pm

Hmm funny how not many Air Forces have painted their front line aircraft that colour. With one or 2 exceptions... Slovak MiG-29s, Pre production Russian Su-57s...

Care to comment? Write us a book on the subject maybe. As all us from the aviation publishing world would love to see your knowledge in print.

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Thunder » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:17 pm

How many countries have painted their frontline a/c Black?

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:24 pm

I guess someone from the RAF can comment but its apparently referred to as Shark Grey, so may not be black. Apart from a USAF F-16... MiG-28 anyone... ;-)

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Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Post by Blackcat1 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:09 pm

Black Typhoons matter! 😉
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