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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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Has anyone tested these paints already?
SEP 26, 2016 - 11:51 PM
Rowan has: hataka review
SEP 28, 2016 - 01:11 PM
I could have known. Seems like paint I have to try
OCT 05, 2016 - 12:30 AM
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Thanks.
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