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BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!  
User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6832 times:

Aside the clumsy font type which is choosing for the 'Belgian Air Force'-titles the Belgian Air Force A330 is showing a nice livery design: a classic cheatline, a nicely designed tailfin layout with the Belgian Air Force logo. But look at the roof top painting which is in the Belgian national colours. Cool detail!


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[Edited 2009-11-21 17:39:57 by srbmod]

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User currently offlineJana From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Sep 2009, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

Nice. Winglets remind me somehow to the VG Airlines design (created by Lila Design).


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6781 times:



Quoting Owleye (Thread starter):

Disagree, I think the bird looks quite horrible. Cutting off an official, heraldic coat of arms like that is just not done, and the rooftop cheatline is a ridiculous innovation. Fancy paint schemes just don't work on military/government aircraft IMHO...

Peter Smile



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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6770 times:

Frankly, I don't much care for it either. Looks like all the attention went into painting the tail with the rest of the airplane having what might be called a stock paint scheme.


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6437 times:



Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 2):
. Fancy paint schemes just don't work on military/government aircraft IMHO...

They certainly do work very well:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_F-18_RAAF_20th_Anniversary_lg.jpg

That's one of the very best of them all.

However, the rest of the plane looks quite bland. But not as bland as it used to look when we would see it in Sydney all the time when it was with Strategic Aviation.


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2314 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6327 times:



Quoting Owleye (Thread starter):
But look at the roof top painting which is in the Belgian national colours. Cool detail!

I think the stripes on the roof look odd - if they wanted to pick up the national colors, they should have used them as the cheat line.



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6239 times:



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 5):
if they wanted to pick up the national colors, they should have used them as the cheat line.

But that would have been too common, to expectable. This roof paint design triggers.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6162 times:

I expected better. Frankly, the former operator's colour scheme was more pleasing to the eye, even if predominantly Eurowhite.....

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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5868 times:

I dont see why the cheatline must be blue. Blue is not a Belgian colour. Black at least for the cheatline (and if it comes to me, also the tail) would have been better and would have made the livery more elegant imho.

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5858 times:



Quoting Jana (Reply 1):
Winglets remind me somehow to the VG Airlines design (created by Lila Design).

Indeed. Thats a nice detail.


User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5675 times:



Quoting Jana (Reply 1):
Nice. Winglets remind me somehow to the VG Airlines design (created by Lila Design).

To be honest I prefer the VG Airlines winglets! IMO the ones on the Air Force A330 look too wavy! They should be streight like what they were on VG Airlines!

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 5):
I think the stripes on the roof look odd

It would be interesting to see a photo of it from above to see how it looks!

Dave(SAAB900).


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5602 times:



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 10):
It would be interesting to see a photo of it from above to see how it looks!

Here you are.....

http://www.mil.be/aircomp/gall/index...E=gall&ID=298343&IDT=298360&PAGE=1



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User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5517 times:



Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 11):
Here you are.....

Thanks DEVILFISH. To be honest I'm not sure if I like it or not? It's certainly different! I think maybe they would have been better off with the Belgian flag on the whole of the tail, that would certainly stand out!

Dave(SAAB900).


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5491 times:



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 12):

From above, it actually looks nice... but then, how many people get to see it from above , and side-on it just looks silly.

Peter Smile



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