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BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:53 am

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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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:59 am

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


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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:21 pm



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...

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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:49 pm

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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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:32 am



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.
 
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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:03 pm



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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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:07 pm



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.
 
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:04 am

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

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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:16 pm

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.
 
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:46 pm



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

Indeed. Thats a nice detail.
 
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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:49 pm



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!

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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:31 am



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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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:52 pm



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!

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RE: BAF A330: Nice Livery. Watch The Detail!

Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:56 pm



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.

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