Which is your favourite special scheme?

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Which has been your favourite special scheme?

2015 RAF Battle of Britain Typhoon
27
15%
2015 RAF Battle of Britain Typhoon
27
15%
2015-17 Belgian F-16 Demo
1
1%
2015-17 Belgian F-16 Demo
1
1%
2012-14 Belgian F-16 Demo
1
1%
2012-14 Belgian F-16 Demo
1
1%
2014 RAF D-Day Typhoon
1
1%
2014 RAF D-Day Typhoon
1
1%
2016 RAF Operation Granby Tornado
5
3%
2016 RAF Operation Granby Tornado
5
3%
2016 Ramex Delta Lafayette Mirage 2000
9
5%
2016 Ramex Delta Lafayette Mirage 2000
9
5%
2017 Couteau Delta Chad Mirage 2000
2
1%
2017 Couteau Delta Chad Mirage 2000
2
1%
2017 French Air Force Rafale
13
7%
2017 French Air Force Rafale
13
7%
2016 Luftwaffe 60th Anniversary Typhoon
1
1%
2016 Luftwaffe 60th Anniversary Typhoon
1
1%
2016 Luftwaffe Cyber Tiger Typhoon
1
1%
2016 Luftwaffe Cyber Tiger Typhoon
1
1%
2016 Belgian Tiger F-16
4
2%
2016 Belgian Tiger F-16
4
2%
Team Zeus
2
1%
Team Zeus
2
1%
Solo Turk
3
2%
Solo Turk
3
2%
Dutch Orange Lion F-16
9
5%
Dutch Orange Lion F-16
9
5%
Any RAF Tucano display aircraft
3
2%
Any RAF Tucano display aircraft
3
2%
Other
9
5%
Other
9
5%
 
Total votes: 182

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The Baron
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Which is your favourite special scheme?

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Just a bit of fun, I don't think it's been done recently, but which is your favourite special scheme to have appeared in recent years? I know there's many that I've missed out!
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My favourite scheme is the No.1(F) Squadron Harrier GR9A, which is now at Cosford. :clap: :clap:

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For me it's got to be the Lafayette RD Mirage 2000N, because the Duex Mille is beautiful enough but that black, blue and red was just gorgeous :love: Honorable mention to Zeus and the 2016 Belgian Tiger F-16 as well for being almost as tasty!
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The RSV's new Italian Tornado special has got to be up there as one of the strongest schemes in recent years.

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The Canadian Hornet is pretty cool. And I did like GiNA I must confess.
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Actually dead heat between GiNA Typhoon and Dutch Orange F-16A.

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Difficult as there's been some beautiful schemes. The 39 sqn retirement Canberra, the 15 sqn centenary Tornado and the 2001 Luftwaffe "peeled back" Tiger markings are all personal favourites.

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Craig wrote:2001 Luftwaffe "peeled back" Tiger markings

This. Also the F-15E from NTM 2001.
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From your list Soloturk, all time favourite was 56 Squadron's Tornado F3, which used to be superbly displayed by Fred Grundy. 1990's Era?
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tankbuster81 wrote:From your list Soloturk, all time favourite was 56 Squadron's Tornado F3, which used to be superbly displayed by Fred Grundy. 1990's Era?



Ah, Fred Grundy ( 1988-1990 )and the Tornado F3,in my opinion the best looking aircraft and display ever :rock:
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I especially liked the The Bavarian Typhoon Tiger (orange metallic)
& the Red/White/ Blue Norwegian F16
........& the Green Tiger Rafale
...........oh and the black and red Tiger striped Super Étendard
...............and not forgetting the Belgian Tiger F104 Starfighter
..............................I'll leave it there.

Maybe we could do another list for best Operational scheme ?

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tankbuster81 wrote:From your list Soloturk, all time favourite was 56 Squadron's Tornado F3, which used to be superbly displayed by Fred Grundy. 1990's Era?

Was that the red/white stripes scheme on they tail/rear of the aircraft? Their Firebirds specials around 2000 and 2006 were hella smart too.

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Always liked the combination of colours of the Desert Air Force's aircraft so particularly liked this as applied to the Tucano in 2013.

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Hopefully we'll see a plethora of similar in 2018 to mark RAF's centenary.

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Spiny Norman wrote:Always liked the combination of colours of the Desert Air Force's aircraft so particularly liked this as applied to the Tucano in 2013.

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Hopefully we'll see a plethora of similar in 2018 to mark RAF's centenary.


Would make a great Typhoon scheme especially with a sharkmouth on the intake....

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Past favourites are Gina and Ramex Delta special,for this year that French Rafale looks superb and probably a great display to go with it.

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322 'Flying Monsters' Tornado 46-31, although I don't know if it's classed as recent, but is within the last 10 - 15 years.

More recently, I'd go with Camo Typhoon. (GN-A)

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Of all the Special Schemes I have seen I must say some of my favourites are:

1) GiNA - Typhoon from 2015

2) ZE734 JU - Tornado F.3

3) XV582 M - Phantom FG.1 (Black Mike)

4) ZE735 TG - Tornado F.3

5)Dutch Orange Display F-16A

6)XV574 Z - Phantom FG.1

7)The 2015 Display Typhoon FGR.4

8) The 2013 Dambusters Anniversary Special Tornado GR.4

9) RAF D-Day marked Typhoon

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Unknown74 wrote:Of all the Special Schemes I have seen I must say some of my favourites are:

1) GiNA - Typhoon from 2015

2) ZE734 JU - Tornado F.3

3) XV582 M - Phantom FG.1 (Black Mike)

4) ZE735 TG - Tornado F.3

5)Dutch Orange Display F-16A

6)XV574 Z - Phantom FG.1

7)The 2015 Display Typhoon FGR.4

8) The 2013 Dambusters Anniversary Special Tornado GR.4

9) RAF D-Day marked Typhoon


Wondered if Black Mike would make the list. :grin:

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Terminator Mirage 2000 from France
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Hunter Miss Demeanor if that counts. :up:

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I went with "2015 RAF Battle of Britain Typhoon" but the 2012 Hawk Solo Display comes a close 2nd!

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Voted for the new French Rafale as that's a work of art and not just limited to the topside!

2013 for the Czech Tiger Gripen which appeared at Yeovilton, that was a stunner. Of course the BoB Typhoon was lovely and other favourites include "Tango" the F-16, Miss Demeanour, the Desert Tucano and everything in raspberry ripple!

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When I saw that picture of the Tucano in the Camouflage scheme it reminded me of one which hardly ever gets a mention these days and that is the 2008 RAF Hawk T.1 in Camouflage unfortunately I only saw it at the wettest Leuchars Airshow (2008) I've ever been at.

I'm trying to find out what that Camouflage scheme was on that Hawk.

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Unknown74 wrote:When I saw that picture of the Tucano in the Camouflage scheme it reminded me of one which hardly ever gets a mention these days and that is the 2008 RAF Hawk T.1 in Camouflage unfortunately I only saw it at the wettest Leuchars Airshow (2008) I've ever been at.

I'm trying to find out what that Camouflage scheme was on that Hawk.


It was the 70th anniversary of when 19 Squadron became the first unit to re-equip with the Spitfire I.

And yes, it was gorgeous!
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