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Sundance26 Nov 2016 3:19 p.m. PST

From pictures of the desert pink Tornadoes, it appears that the roundel on the nose was painted over or removed and often nose art was applied. I've found only one photo with the nose roundel. Was this the practice or am I missing something? Didn't see a fuselage roundel behind the wing either. I'm assuming they kept the marking on the left wing tip? Thanks!

HammerHead26 Nov 2016 5:04 p.m. PST

Just checked pictures from my collection, and the nose roundels are missing on Tornadoes. Still present on Buccaneer and Jaguar a/c of that era.

Mako1126 Nov 2016 5:21 p.m. PST

Not sure.

Sometimes too, roundels/insignia are placed just aft of the jet intakes, so you might look there too, for them.

Fatman26 Nov 2016 8:59 p.m. PST

A bit after my time in the MOD, but speaking to my Brother in Law who as ground crew during the conflict, no national markings on the fuselage but retained on the wings seems to have been the norm. He isn't sure if this was "word from on high" just something that happened.

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Sundance27 Nov 2016 12:02 a.m. PST

Great! Thanks, gents!

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