A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18B Classic Hornet returned to its base at Williamtown in New South Wales with a brand new paint job. (Looks like it was done at Amberley)
The distinctive design features black on orange tiger stripes along the dorsal spine of the No.2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) aircraft and on the inside of the vertical fins. The outside of the fins feature the 2OCU Tiger head on a black background.
The new paintwork celebrates the units final year of Classic Hornet operations, primarily training pilots to fly the F/A-18A-F/A-18B aircraft.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2019 16:44:31 GMT 12 by mcmaster
I personally don’t think the RAAF has ever got near the Canadians for special schemes especially their latest display one which is superb. But in saying that I don’t think the RAAF get graphics designers to do them. I agree with Dave however and don’t mind this one to see out the old birds.
Sorry to be a bit nit picky but I make models, almost looks like a mistake that the black stripes go onto the grey up front but don't anywhere else? You would think the stripes should stay on the orange? Yeah I know being a rivet counter but it is a bit obvious!