RW382 in US markings

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RW382 in US markings

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Just saw a post on LinkedIn showing Spitfire RW382 from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in a nice new US scheme: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ras-comp ... 87616-pW2Q

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It's different to yet another RAF scheme, so I like it!
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Had to laugh at the comment below the photo
Terry Lewis
It looks like a very high quality paint job, but honestly US Star and bar on a truly British icon😩 What next, RAF scheme on P-51 Mustang.
Hopefully it was humour...

Or maybe he didn't realise that the Mustang first flew operationally in RAF markings!!
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... and was designed in response to a request from the British Purchasing Commission. :slight_smile:

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BobL wrote:
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 2:58 pm
Had to laugh at the comment below the photo
Terry Lewis
It looks like a very high quality paint job, but honestly US Star and bar on a truly British icon😩 What next, RAF scheme on P-51 Mustang.
Hopefully it was humour...

Or maybe he didn't realise that the Mustang first flew operationally in RAF markings!!
... and had the good grace to correct himself?
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...only if you happen to have lived in a cave for the last 80 years... :rofl:
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Who was it that famously replied "and what colour is your Spitfire?"

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I think it was Spencer Flack...
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Nice to see RAAF and USAAC Spitfire paint jobs in the UK. Breaks up the monotony of RAF schemes.

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Brenden S wrote:
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 11:05 pm
Nice to see RAAF and USAAC Spitfire paint jobs in the UK. Breaks up the monotony of RAF schemes.
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Brenden S wrote:
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 11:05 pm
Nice to see RAAF and USAAC Spitfire paint jobs in the UK. Breaks up the monotony of RAF schemes.
And soon to be Russian markings on Peter Teichmann's 2nd Spit

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Domvickery wrote:
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 10:19 am


Don’t say that, you’ll upset the forum purists

Hahaha, yea I know I will. But hey something different is nice to see. I wish sometimes the folk who own warbirds in Australia change them up for some other schemes.

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If you’ve only got one Spitfire in a country, it makes sense to paint it in a local scheme. I guess the UK Spitfire population is big enough that a bit of diversity is possible.😉

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Archer wrote:
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 4:11 pm
If you’ve only got one Spitfire in a country, it makes sense to paint it in a local scheme. I guess the UK Spitfire population is big enough that a bit of diversity is possible.😉
There are two ex-RNZAF fighters in NZ (not flying due to a legal dispute but otherwise airworthy) in US/Chinese markings :-(
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I think the scheme diversity is great! However as nice as it is I was a bit surprised that BHH chose a Grey Nurse scheme for one of their twintubs - from a UK punter POV what would you rather choose - that scheme or an RAF one? I suspect most would want the green/brown and RAF roundels...

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TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 9:06 am
...green/brown and RAF roundels...
Except there are no two-seaters currently flying in that scheme since ARCo repainted PV202 about 10 years back

I like the Grey Nurse scheme, and don't forget people travel from all over the world to fly in the Spitfires at BHHH.

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Have to say I was a bit unsure about the new scheme on TE308, in particular the shark mouth, but I am warming to it - probably why I think RW382 looks fine and dandy!
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