48 Hours Photo Comp - Just Deserts

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48 Hours Photo Comp - Just Deserts

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OK, here we go.

I'd like to see you best or favourite photos of desert camouflage aircraft, current or historic, fixed wing or rotary. 3 pics per person.

Just to be clear these are aircraft in proper desert schemes (sand, stone, earth etc) not just aircraft of Middle East nations. And SE Asia schemes and RAF Hemp (Victor, VC10, Nimrod, Canberra) do not count. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Imageimg746 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Imageimg657 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Imageimg498 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Have fun!

Imagea7 by Paul Downes, on Flickr :shushing_face:
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Good subject.

Difficult one, but here goes.

Mirage 3 of the Cuteau Delta
Image580A6458 by andrew abbott, on Flickr

Pinky
Image580A3639 by andrew abbott, on Flickr

Pink Buccaneer
Imagekathryn-aa1 by andrew abbott, on Flickr
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Royal Jordanian AF Mirage F-1EJ at Greenham Common 1983
Imagez1983043_08_1 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Sea Fury in Iraqi colours at Woodofrd in 1994.
Imagez1994247_19_1 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

USAF C-130H at Mildenhall 1984
Imagez1984057_22 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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All original 1991 schemes

"Sea Witch - Debbie"
ImageBrize_91__0003 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

"Snoopy Airways"
ImageBrize_91__0004 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

The Pink Puma
ImageIAT_91__0005 by Tony Adams, on Flickr
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All taken in 1991

ImageGW01 by Phil Roberts, on Flickr

ImageGW09 by Phil Roberts, on Flickr

Imageimg696 by Phil Roberts, on Flickr
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a chance to go full 1990s here!

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Nothing from the 90s from me unfortunately...

ImageTornado GR.4 ZG750 Departs RIAT 2017 by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageJaguar XX725 by Peter Starling, on Flickr

ImageTornado GR4 - ZG750 by Peter Starling, on Flickr

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Typical isn't it. When I eventually took pics of a Saudi tornado.. They were grey.
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North Weald 2013

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North Weald 2018

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Duxford 2007

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3. I guess it's the only one Polish Su-22 in this test camo (with a lot of small birds in the background)
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Bonus:
Is it regular or desert camo of this Skeeter? ;)
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Three shots of the same aircraft from me. A bit of a favourite with the uncommon four cannon fit and the desert scheme.

First an oldish one when it still had the Vokes filter. Pity it doesn't still.....

Image2007_07_08_Duxford_Spitfire Vc(Trop) by John Dixon, on Flickr

Then a topside:

Image20180715 (108)_JG891_Supermarine_Spitfire_Vc by John Dixon, on Flickr

Again minus Vokes filter, making black smoke at RIAT.

Image20180714 (63)_JG891_Supermarine_Spitfire_Vc by John Dixon, on Flickr

Late edit: I've just noticed that in respraying between photo 1 and 2 the scheme has been flipped - mirrored - both schemes depict the same aircraft, only one can be right!
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My efforts
Boscombe Down 1992
ImageB-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil" by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Boscombe Down 1992
ImageWestland Gazelle XZ347 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Near Tel Aviv 2008
ImageLockheed C-130 Hercules 428 IDF Israeli Air Force by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

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Italian Tornado

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Buccaneer

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Skyshadow

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I've gone for three modern military entries, as the warbirds in gorgeous desert colour schemes have already been covered in spectacular style.

Starting with a jet specially painted for the Mirage F1 retirement from French Air Force service, as I'm too young to have ever shot these in genuine desert colours. We arrived late to the spotters day so I never actually got to shoot this airframe in action, but lucky they positioned all the jets well for photography during the farewell ceremony.
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Not many helicopters featuring in the thread so far, which encouraged me to post this Cougar. The Chilean Army uses a three-tone camouflage pattern on their helicopter fleets but I'm going to stick my neck out and say it's desert camouflage as it's got plenty of sand colour on show and the aircraft operate in and around the Atacama Desert.
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And finally, no points for a bland static photograph with a sandstorm rolling in, but the Hawk Mk.102 does look awesome in the two-tone sand camouflage of the United Arab Emirates Air Force. Interesting that many of use consider the Hawk T2 as a fairly new aircraft, yet these machines were delivered to Abu Dhabi way back in 1994.
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As usual, thought I had nothing ... had plenty ... hard to make a choixe, bla, bla, bla ...

So many great entries so far.

Macchi 205 @Vigna di Valle in 2006:
ImageMacchi MC. 205 -2 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Buchon @ Legends 2016:
ImageDSC_4341 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

OV-10 Bronco @ Melun 2018:
ImageDSC_1250_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

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Some lovely entries all round, many things I'd love to see CR42 is cracking, Moroccan F-16 - ooooph, desert aggressor Eagle and especially Derek's C-130, my first Mildenhall was 1986 so I missed that one but remember it on Holiday Air 1984 on the BBC!

Special mentions to Mustang's lovely shot of MK356, Nigel's low departing Gulf War Tornado and the Chilean Cougar from Peter but my overall winner is the fab low level F-18 in its perfect environment so well done and over to Melvin for the next round.
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