Monday, September 26, 2016 - 02:30 AM UTC
Hataka have announced two new aircraft acryilic paint sets. The first tackles USMC Harrier colours, while the second features the modern day Belgian Air Force.
HTK-AS63 USMC AV-8 paint set (early schemes)
AV-8As entered service with USMC in 1971 wearing Dark Green / Gunship Grey over Light Gull Grey pattern. In early 1980s, parallel to introduction of AV-8Bs (and modification of A variant to C standard), new colours were introduced - Extra Dark Green and Dark Blue-Grey (firstly on upper surfaces, later in wrap-around scheme). During the Operation Desert Storm the "Land Camo" was regarded as ineffective in desert conditions and field-repainting of AV-8Bs was ordered (mostly with paints available in neighbouring units) - either by covering only the dark green patches of camo or by repainting of overall aircraft.
HTK-AS63 includes standard colours of Harrier fleet in USMC service from 1970s till 1990s. The set contains:
HTK-A016 Dark Green FS34079, used for upper surfaces in initial camouflage of USMC AV-8As from start of their service in 1971 till late-1970s
HTK-A031 - Gunship Grey FS36118, used for upper surfaces in initial camouflage of USMC AV-8As from start of their service in 1971 till late-1970s
HTK-A048 Light Gull Grey FS36440, used for lower surfaces of AV-8As. Later used on AV-8B/Cs in "Land Camo Scheme" (1980s-90s)
HTK-A232 Extra Dark Green FS34064, briefly used for upper surfaces of AV-8As. Later used on AV-8B/Cs in "Land Camo Scheme" (1980s-90s)
HTK-A235 Dark Blue-Grey FS36099, briefly used for upper surfaces of AV-8As. Later used on AV-8B/Cs in "Land Camo Scheme" (1980s-90s)
HTK-A153 MK-7 Temporary White Washable (temporary) matt paint used to cover the green areas in improvised winter camouflage of AV-8A/Cs
HTK-A037 Light Ghost Grey FS36375, used in temporary camouflage (covering "green" patches) of USMC AV-8Bs during war over Iraq (ODS)
HTK-A046 Medium Grey FS35237, closest match to field-mixed colour used during ODS on VMA-231 AV-8Bs (wrap-around with FS36375)
HTK-AS64 Modern Belgian AF paint set vol. 2
Since the withdrawal from operations of many aircraft types after the end of the cold war (in early 1990s), the Belgian AF (renamed Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces in 2002) has used limited number of colours. F-16AM/BM fleet wears the standard three-colour F-16 scheme of FS36270, FS36118 and FS36375. The latter two colours are also used on current camouflage scheme of Alpha Jets (since 2005 detached to the "Advanced Jet Training School" at Cazaux, France). Westland Sea King Mk.48s (SAR variant) wear a unique scheme of BS Olive Green and BS Light Stone wrap-around, while the most modern helicopters feature FS34079 Dark Green for army use (A109BA, NH90 TTH) or FS26440 Light Gull Grey for navy use (NH90 MTH).
HTK-AS64 includes standard colours of Belgian aircraft since 1990s. The set contains:
HTK-A016 Dark Green FS34079, overall colour of Belgian AF NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) and Agusta A109BA Hirundo
HTK-A048 Light Gull Grey FS36440, overall colour of Belgian Navy NH90 MTH (Multi-purpose Transport Helicopter, used for ASW and SAR)
HTK-A062 International Orange Approximate colour of high-visibility markings of Belgian AF Westland Sea King Mk.48 and Alpha Jet 1B trainers
HTK-A237 BS Light Stone BS381C:361, used for wraparound camouflage of Belgian AF Westland Sea King Mk.48 (Search and Rescue variant)
HTK-A236 - BS Olive Green BS381C:220, used for wraparound camouflage of Belgian AF Westland Sea King Mk.48 (Search and Rescue variant)
HTK-A054 Grey FS36270, standard colour of upper / side surfaces of F-16s in three-colour scheme (including Belgian F-16AM/BM)
HTK-A031 Gunship Grey FS36118, standard colour of upper surfaces of Belgian AF F-16AM/BM, also on upper surfaces of Alpha Jet trainers
HTK-A037 Light Ghost Grey FS36375, standard colour of lower surfaces of Belgian AF F-16AM/BM, also on lower surfaces of Alpha Jet trainers.
Both sets are available now - Price: 17.60 EUR
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