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RAF Tucano T1


This picture of a Tucano of No.72(R) Sqn taxiing to the hold on the main runway at Linton-on-Ouse prior to a training exercise vividly shows off the RAF's new training colour scheme. They have concluded that contrary to normal military aircraft, trainers need to be very visible and easily spotted. Tests showed that the most noticable colour against both the sky and the ground is black. Hence this has replaced the older red and white common to RAF trainers since the war.


RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, England. May 2004.

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