adopt new paint job
Arrows have recently
tour of the Middle East, and took the opportunity to launch
paint scheme. The new design is not a radical departure from
as the pictures below show.
The unveiling of the new paint
scheme was on
Wednesday 31 October 2007, prior to the departure for the Middle East
on 4 November. This change is the first change to the
design since the Red Arrows took delivery of the aircraft in 1979,
having previously flown the Folland Gnat, and being the first change
for over 25 years, it's not surprising that the changes have not been
met with universal
Online fans and
expressed a dislike for the
stylised Y and A, and some have said that most of the Red Arrows' fans
would already know that the Reds are part of the RAF.
However, the new design does reinforce the Royal Air
Force brand, which
is probably the key reason for this change.