Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:19 PM UTC
Hataka Hobby has released a new set of lacquer paints designed for aircraft of the Greek Air Force post 1980
The first aircraft in the Hellenic AF wearing the grey-blue colour was Mirage F1CG in 1975 (in original French scheme). Shortly afterwards the pilots of HAF requested to repaint the remaining interceptors into the "Aegean Blue" scheme. In early 1980s F-5As and F-4Es were repainted (at first using a mix of blue and grey, later standardized as FS35164). The first Greek "Ghost Scheme" painted aircraft was an F-16C Block 30 in 1988. The HAF opted for the new colours as majority of its missions is conducted above the sea (the scheme was the same as US Navy F-16N pattern). The first F-5A was repainted to "Ghost" in 1992, while the first F-4E in 1997.
Standard colours of Greek aircraft since 1980s Vol II Orange Range
Contains the following colours (lacquer based paints, optimised for use with airbrush):
HTK-C046 Medium Grey FS35237, used in the HAF Ghost Scheme of F-16C/D Block 30/50/52+/52M, F-4E, F-5A/B and two Mirage F1CGs
HTK-C157 Aggressor Grey FS36251, used in the HAF Ghost Scheme of F-16C/D Block 30/50/52+/52M, F-4E, F-5A/B and two Mirage F1CGs
HTK-C266 Bulkhead Grey FS36307, used in the HAF Ghost Scheme of F-16C/D Block 30/50/52+/52M, F-4E, F-5A/B and two Mirage F1CGs
HTK-C035 Dark Ghost Grey FS36320, colour of radome of F-16C/D Block 30/50/52+/52M, F-4E and two Mirage F1CGs in the HAF Ghost Scheme
HTK-C078 Aluminium Used in 1980s-90s for lower surfaces in the HAF Aegean Blue pattern of Mirage F1CG, F-5A, F-4E (but not on Hu-16B)
HTK-C027 Intermediate Blue FS35164, used for upper surfaces in Aegean Blue pattern. The best match for Celomer 1620 used on upper surfaces of Mirage 2000
HTK-C037 Light Ghost Grey FS36375, the best match for Celomer 1625 base colour of the HAF Mirage 2000 fleet in the so-called French scheme
HTK-C267 Cloud Grey FS36280, current overall colour of the Hellenic AF Lockheed C-130H Hercules (since 2010) and Alenia C-27J Spartan transports
HTK-CS75 - Standard colours of Greek aircraft since 1980s Vol II Orange Line
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