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    Spitfire T9 PT462 moves to Duxford

    As can be seen on the ARC Facebook page Spitfire T9 PT462/G-CTIX has been sold to The Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford.

    "There is a new T.9 Spitfire joining the ARCo fleet!
    We are very happy to announce that we have completed the purchase of two-seat Spitfire PT462. She will be based at our home, Duxford Airfield, with the rest of the fleet and we are very excited to welcome her into the team!"

    Whilst I am sure there will be speculation as to new colours or the loss of its current scheme, that is ultimately for the new owner to decide what he wishes to do. Putting that to one side, however, as a bit of fun, what colours would would the forum members think appropriate?

    How about the "original" Chrysler colours adopted by Charles Church...

    #2
    Would be good to see one of the “Grace pattern” two seaters painted as a VVS Spitfire IX UTI, as after all this is the most original scheme for a two seat Spitfire fitted with two standard hoods with a clear tunnel between the two. OK the position of the cockpits might differ slightly but only the experts would know......
    JM

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      #3
      My choice.

      A single overall colour, white, black, light grey or light blue combined with full RAF livery national markings and stencils.

      The RAF operated such schemes post WWII, mostly the personal mounts of high ranking officers.

      Mark
      "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"

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        #4
        Irish Air Corps please.
        Martin

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          Daren Cogdon

          Spitfire fanatic

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            #6
            A civil scheme, for a change! G-AIDN wore some super schemes, but I was thinking actually of the air racing scheme worn by AB910 in the 1950s...
            Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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              #7
              What about the paint scheme below? It would be a totally different, irregular one. One that would certainly stand out and is outstanding as well. (Though you must not change the Merlin for a DB 605, Buchons get away with it as well.) Just joking, I do not believe any owner would go for it, but who knows? Maybe someone has a weird sense of humour.......
              Michael

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                #8
                IF it does undergo a refresh then maybe, as mentioned by jeepman, perhaps a Russian scheme?

                https://forum.keypublishing.com/show...08#post1024408
                Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

                行雲流水

                Warbirdskies Blog

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                  #9
                  I'll go with jeepman's suggestion!

                  T J
                  "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!!!"

                  Jules Winnfield 1994

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                    #10
                    A Soviet scheme gets my vote too, it would certainly be something "different" and very fitting for the configuration.
                    "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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                      #11
                      For what it's worth (the seconds it takes to read this message, I imagine!) I vote for the Spitfire UTI scheme too. Different but important.
                      "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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                        #12
                        I also vote for the Soviet UTI scheme!

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                          #13
                          Soviet scheme please. Or, Mark’s suggestion with a grumpy senior pilot dressed in matching overalls.

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                            #14
                            Win, win all round paint it with water soluble paint in Soviet scheme over an RAF scheme for a short period.
                            LAHarveIs this the real life, or is this just fantasy ?

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                              #15
                              High gloss camouflage with a dragon above the fin flash. Oh, hang on...

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                                #16
                                Assuming it's going to be used in the "Fly in a Spitfire" programme, I don't think it will end up in a Soviet, German, Irish or civil scheme. I would guess the participants would want to be photographed in an RAF painted machine.

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                                  #17
                                  ARCo house colours would be nice. :-)
                                  Watching the planes fly by...

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                                    #18
                                    Love it as it is but anything ArCo does to the Spitfire will be great for sure I cannot see it being something out the box as it needs to fit in for general work, any specials can just over the top as they do with the rest of the collection as is the case for the Buchon
                                    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
                                    TA out

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                                      #19
                                      silver with yellow training bands

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                                        #20
                                        Gloss black Israeli though i loved Charles Church's colours.

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