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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2018, 04:00:39 pm »
In that period the RAF were keen on using polyurethane paints, and originally they only came in gloss colours, so the early Herks were gloss all over until any desert sand had matted them off.
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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2018, 06:00:05 am »
RAF Argosies, Twin Pioneers and Beverlies weren't camouflaged upon entering service, but eventually appeared in what became the standard tactical transport scheme of gloss Dark Earth, Middle Stone and black. IIRC even one or two Pioneers ended up that way.
Andovers and Hercules entered service in that scheme.  Not surprising (to an extent) given the end-of-Empire stuff the RAF was engaged in.
Hercs transitioned to Dark Grey, Dark Green, Light Aircraft Grey.  One Andover (51 Sqn) did too, and I think a couple of number of Twin Pins.  Although if I remember a very old profile in SAM correctly the DG/DG/LAG Twin Pins may have had silver-painted undersides.
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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2018, 09:53:59 am »
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Title:   Hercules 25th Anniversary, Phantom 1992 Display Aircraft
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