Special Scheme Tonka

Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Tmyers123 on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 7:51 pm

Binbrook 01 wrote:Perhaps you can all write to Eurofighter who pointed out they have flown XXXXX number of hours, and complain that they didn't paint them all up in a special scheme :tumbleweed:

Not like Typhoon has anything better to do


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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby CJS on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 8:55 pm

Tmyers123 wrote:
Binbrook 01 wrote:Perhaps you can all write to Eurofighter who pointed out they have flown XXXXX number of hours, and complain that they didn't paint them all up in a special scheme :tumbleweed:

Not like Typhoon has anything better to do


Sorry, I forgot we’re not allowed to have opinions on things unless they’re completely positive. :surrender:


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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby fighterfoto on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 11:40 pm

The decals for the 500,000 hours were provided by Eurofighter.
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Stagger2 on Sat 10 Nov 2018, 11:20 pm

Fair to say I think, the stickers on my wheelie-bin are smarter than that tat! :wink:
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby 138EAW on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 1:54 pm

The RAF Marham Facebook page has a teaser for the 31 Sqn special. Likely the aiframe is ZG752 /129
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 2:03 pm

138EAW wrote:The RAF Marham Facebook page has a teaser for the 31 Sqn special. Likely the aiframe is ZG752 /129



https://www.facebook.com/royalairforce/photos/a.263638134884/10156923382599885/?type=3&theater

Looks like a very similar design to IX Sqn - Tornado silhouette underneath the squadron emblem, same cheat-line along the spine too.
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby PeterR on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 3:41 pm

ZD716 has been rolled out of the paint shop in 31 Colours today. :clap: Will post the photo later once I’m home.
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 4:04 pm

Why so many colours?
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Binbrook 01 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 4:09 pm

Keep the aviation enthusiast happy..... Oh hang on a minute...... :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed:
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 4:12 pm

31 shades of grey. :whistle:

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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 4:22 pm



Exactly the same style as the IX Sqn jet. Hopefully a camo one to follow?

Edit - An airframe that's been flying in recent weeks too. :up: Don't think IX's jet has flown since it was painted?
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Abbo46 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 4:30 pm

Another stunner, nicely done. :clap:
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 4:33 pm

Official photos:

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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Tommy on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:40 pm

Confirmation of a third jet?

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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:54 pm

Meh!!
The one at St Athan looks much better, and that's in bits!

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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby capercaillie on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10:31 am

Brevet Cable wrote:Meh!!
The one at St Athan looks much better, and that's in bits!

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What's that one doing there? I thought they were hoping to get it ground running at Bruntingthorpe?
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Tom105 on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 11:10 am

They have hangars at saints and therefore was seen best for preservation and the plan is still to make it run at saints.
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 11:18 am

Glad as i am to see 2 new repaints on the mighty Tonka, Gold stars and Bats, are 2 that don't do it for me.

Maybe they should have gone for ....... wait for it........ Desert Storm Pink again, and the green/grey camo instead? and celebrate bats /goldstars with something different than has been seen recently on a pair of Tonkas

when i said that they were doing 4 all those months ago (around 9 months if i remember correctly) it was intimated that 1 would be camo, but as the Tonka flew in Combat, maybe put some markings back on some, rather than be ashamed of it...... Everyone else shows them, why should we be afraid to?

It would also be nice if the select few didn't get preferential treatment regarding the flights of these, and that the RAF decide, like the Belgians and dutch to announce certain flights publicly so we can all say goodbye and photograph these beasts. Cad, S.M., Lune Gorge, Kirkstone etc.

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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 12:01 pm

capercaillie wrote:What's that one doing there? I thought they were hoping to get it ground running at Bruntingthorpe?

For some reason, GJD have relocated a number of their airframes from Bruntingthorpe to St Athan....maybe they're clearing space for a Vulcan... :whistle: :lol:

It's still being restored to ground running condition, just that they're doing it at St Athan not Brunty.



Interesting that the facebook post makes mention of them ( and HAS ) setting up a museum at St Athan.
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby capercaillie on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 1:23 pm

Thanks Brevet, will there be the opportunity there of seeing them run as at Brunty in the future do you think?
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 1:46 pm

The problems could be the number of airliners scattered around awaiting maintenance/dismantling, the fact that Aston Martin have just moved there, plus there's still a military presence in the form of the RAF and the SFSG.
At the moment it's still under joint MOD-civil ownership & it's still operated under MAA control, but early next year it's being solely run as a civilian operation & will switch to being under the remit of the CAA.

Whether that would mean they'd be allowed to do Brunty-style events is another matter.....possibly engine runs but no fast-taxy runs?
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby Tom105 on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 11:33 am

Scramble are reporting a full camo Tonka!! Shame most of us will never see it!
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 11:45 am

Tom105 wrote:Scramble are reporting a full camo Tonka!! Shame most of us will never see it!

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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby capercaillie on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 12:04 pm

Well hopefully its a bit more exciting when its finished. Give it some oomph, its meant to be a retirement scheme. Either give it full colour squadron markings of either 9 or 31 squadron and make it full retro or jazz up those fonts and badges so it stands out, rather than looking like an unmarked camo Tornado. Maybe I'm being too hasty, but at the moment it could be better. :dunno:
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Re: Special Scheme Tonka

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 12:10 pm

Looks OK to me - I'll take unmarked camo over unmarked grey any day of the week. It'll need a black radome though...

Anyone know which jet it is they painted up?
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