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:
- Blackburn Buccaneer
- Lockheed C-130 Hercules
- SEPECAT Jaguar
- Handley Page Victor
- Lockheed TriStar
- Panavia Tornado
The Tornado GR4 of 904 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW), Royal Air Force during operations in Afghanistan.
The Mach Loop - LFA7
The Mach Loop, named after the nearby Welsh town of Machynlleth, is an area used for low-level flight training by the RAF and visiting air forces. The unique terrain of this area affords photographers unique angles to shoot aircraft, particularly from the ridges above. Aircraft flying in this area routinely fly as low as 250 feet above the ground and sometimes as low as 100 feet.
Yes hello this is half an hour from my uni