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  • Mark12
    MEANS MOTIVE OPPORTUNITY
    • Jan 2000
    • 10840

    I have seen a car 'wrapped'...but a Spitfire!

    For the D-Day commemorations in Belgium Mk XVI Spitfire SL721 was temporarily wrapped in the personal markings of Joseph "Jef" Moureau (98 years) from 349 (Belgian) Squadron. He shot down a Junkers Ju.88 during D-Day.

    https://www.facebook.com/grafiwrap.g...2413765261354/

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney"
  • 1batfastard
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 3360

    #2
    Hi All,
    Good idea that but is it cheaper than a paint scheme if you want to change every now and then ? I wonder how much it would cost to wrap NX611 ? You could do a vectored torn paper art scheme that features all her colour schemes from primer up until the scheme she wears today, ( well at least until she makes that leap in the air) in a similar form to the scheme below with a little imagination....

    You get the idea ? Maybe even take part of the wrap off bit by bit as she nears her final scheme ? Whether or not it's to anybody's liking is another question altogether.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSXlor7bkKoy3DIZwaHo4vL_dcZXy3P9UoNYtLUfrGbUb0ptHka.jpg Views:	0 Size:	9.8 KB ID:	3864855


    Geoff.

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    • TEXANTOMCAT
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2004
      • 4603

      #3
      We chose to add markings to our Hunter using vinyl 6 years ago and replaced them during a repaint recently. They held up very well especially if you use solid colours and cut them out rather than printing. The 3M stuff has a 10 year lifetime. Only thing you have to watch is round openable panels etc as if not careful water can get in behind them and of course is trapped with nowhere to go.

      TT
      Our Beech 18 & T-6@www.beechrestorations.com
      Visit Sywell Aviation Museum @
      www.sywellaerodrome.co.uk/museum.php
      Sywell Airshow 17.8.2014

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      • DazDaMan
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2003
        • 18673

        #4
        Rather cool!
        Daren Cogdon

        Spitfire fanatic

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        • J Boyle
          With malice towards none
          • Oct 2004
          • 9727

          #5
          Less expensive than paint, but also environmentally better...In short perfect for a short-term scheme.

          Used quite a bit on race cars, so they'll stand up to warbird speeds.
          Don't know about faster jets.
          ​​​
          There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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          • JohnTerrell
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2010
            • 385

            #6
            Here are some in-flight photos from the Vador Force (Vadorpictures) Facebook page, taken on June 6th: https://www.facebook.com/vador.pictu...d-yAWU&fref=nf

            https://scontent.ffcm1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...f4&oe=5D874BC3
            https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...a6&oe=5D95E243
            https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...81&oe=5D96C503

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            • Shorty01
              Short Member
              • Jul 2003
              • 729

              #7
              Is there any worry that they could become "unwrapped" whilst airbourne with all the potentially lethal problems that could cause?
              It's the one you don't see that gets you (usually)...

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              • Fouga23
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2006
                • 2257

                #8
                The new films hold up well. I did it on Fougas in 2004-2007. First BAF F-16 tail was wrapped around 2006 I believe.
                Magister Aviation
                It's all in my book

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                • TonyT
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2006
                  • 8991

                  #9
                  Yep the USAF trailed complete camo wraps on the F16 if I remember correctly.

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                  • Roobarb
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2005
                    • 1182

                    #10
                    My main concern with the manufacturer's video clip is that by the end of it Spitfire LFXVIe SL721 has been converted into a PRXIX PM631... then converts itself back again in flight!!! Amazing

                    Bit obvious with that five blade prop

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                    • JagRigger
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2006
                      • 447

                      #11
                      Once we went grey, all the Jag Sqn logos were vinyl - if you recall for the 25th sets were made up of the ex user Sqns too

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                      • TonyT
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Oct 2006
                        • 8991

                        #12
                        Even before that, I had an external ejector seat decal from a JP stuck to my toilet cistern back in the 70's

                        it was replace later with a Danger hot exhaust gases one......

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                        • Propstrike
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2004
                          • 3965

                          #13
                          Nice one Centurian !

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