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Subject: RAAF Shornets
gf0012-aust    7/21/2008 3:39:33 AM
The first fuselage has been jigged up... 23 to go
 
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gf0012-aust       7/9/2009 4:01:59 AM
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Volkodav       7/9/2009 6:12:18 AM
Very pretty!
 
Do we get a set of steakknives with it or only Coke and Fries?
 
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DropBear       7/9/2009 9:19:43 AM
Pitty the Kookaburra is low-viz and not bright yellow. Even the USN has gone back to bright colours.
 
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StevoJH       7/9/2009 10:44:02 AM

Pitty the Kookaburra is low-viz and not bright yellow. Even the USN has gone back to bright colours.

Huh? Kookaburra?
 
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gf0012-aust       7/9/2009 5:17:58 PM

Pitty the Kookaburra is low-viz and not bright yellow. Even the USN has gone back to bright colours.
Nope, all their SHornets are the same colour, we paint to the same colour as the USN run.  It's not cost effective to break the line (we learnt that early with the Unimogs as well)

besides, they haven't done dark grey for years and light (haze) is based on likely ops. (same as the rest of the fleet)  the paint colour is actually based on issues wave length management - not on how it looks. 
 
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gf0012-aust       7/9/2009 5:26:30 PM



Pitty the Kookaburra is low-viz and not bright yellow. Even the USN has gone back to bright colours.
Huh? Kookaburra?
News to me, its not what the RAAF BACC people call it and they're the ones involved with bringing it in....
 
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Barracuda       7/10/2009 11:47:31 AM
Are you talking about the insiginia being yellow?
 
Looks like a black and white shrike
 
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DropBear       7/10/2009 11:55:34 AM
Geeez.......http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emcrook.gif" align="absMiddle" border="0" alt="" />
 
I was talking about the Unit insignia of 1SQN. Traditionally a Kookaburra diving with a bomb in its claws, superimposed on a yellow maltese cross. They also use a yellow lightning bolt, whereas 6SQN's is blue.
 
As for the USN comment, I was refering to the modern adoption of bringing back gawdy unit markings. Have a look at Diamondbacks to see all the red on the spine/fins of their SBugs.
 
I wasn't talking about painting the grey bits that cover the rest of the jet. http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emsmileo.gif" align="absMiddle" border="0" alt="" />
 
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DropBear       7/10/2009 12:10:28 PM
Actully, if we wanna be anal about it, the official colours for the grey bits are...
 
FS 36320 Dark Compass Ghost Grey TPS. RGB Hex Code 818B8D.
 
and
 
FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey TPS. RGB Hex Code 9598A1.
 
 
 
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gf0012-aust       7/10/2009 11:53:39 PM

FS 36320 Dark Compass Ghost Grey TPS. RGB Hex Code 818B8D.
none of the Shornets will be the baseline colour of the Pig Gumbys.  They're all baseline light grey.
 
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