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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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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2018, 12:48:22 am »
Out of a matter of interest, what colour scheme would a tactical aircraft operating in Oman have worn in the 1970s?  A desert scheme, such as was worn "east of Suez" in the late 1960s?   If so, what sort of roundels would it have worn?
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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2018, 02:59:46 am »
I'd assume something like this:





Dark Earth/Mid Stone, undersides black(!), white cockpit area. Type B or D roundels. The scheme was used on several aircraft, e .g. the Andover, Beverley and also the Herc.

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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2018, 05:42:54 am »
Yep; the desert scheme wasn't only 'east of Suez'; it was applied to the entire tactical transport fleet. 

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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 12:26:16 pm »
And most of the time they all used D Type roundels, as in Dizzy's pics. Later on some Hercs had two colour (B Type) roundels, but I think they were the only types to do that.
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Re: RAF C-130 paint color early 1970's?
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2018, 12:54:55 pm »
IIRC the underwing roundels were always red/blue (no white).
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