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I remember seeing this at the USAF museum in Dayton, OH.  It left quite the impression on me.  I was probably 10 years of age, give or take, and it was quite a “wow moment”.  Similar to when I saw the Saturn V the first time.  Must have been quite a sight to see during takeoff with all engines going. 

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Desert Pink or “Mountbatten Pink”

Reducing reflected light and making aircraft less visible from a distance, a number of RAF aircraft were painted Desert Pink (or similar tones) during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The paint used was washable, so it could be easily removed.

The aircraft in the photos are:

  1. Blackburn Buccaneer
  2. Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  3. SEPECAT Jaguar
  4. Handley Page Victor
  5. Lockheed TriStar
  6. Panavia Tornado