The new colour scheme for the RAF Eurofighter typhoons
The Royal Air Force has unveiled a new paint job for the Typhoon Eurofighter display jet – in new red, white and blue of the British flag – on Friday.
The Eurofighter Typhoon – a product and symbol of European unity and co-operation – will carry out displays with its very British and patriotic livery across Britain and Europe this year. The new colour scheme heralds the famous aeroplane’s return to display flights having been grounded throughout 2020 due to Covid-19.
Officer Commanding 29 Squadron, Wing Commander Jim Calvert said he is extremely privileged to be displaying a Typhoon in its eye-catching new design this year and demonstrate its capabilities. The earlier Typhoon display jets were an ordinary grey.
“Special thanks must go to all personnel, RAF, civil servants, and industry colleagues who have made it possible,” Calvert said.
“This new paint scheme brings me an enormous amount of pride.”
The reactions on social media to the colour reform was a mixture of celebration and embarrassment.