‘Love it!’ New patriotic colour scheme unveiled on RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

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The new colour scheme for the Eurofighter Typhoon was unveiled at RAF Coningsby which consisted of bold red, white and blue branding. Unveiled today, the colour scheme will initially be used for one fighter plane which will travel to airshows across the country and the world during the next two years.

Two wings at the front of the plane would now be painted with all three colours of the Union flag while the tail fin would be embroidered with the RAF roundel logo, also red, white and blue.

The jet, known as Anarchy One, is able to fly up to 600mph and can climb to 10,000ft.

Wing Commander Jim Calvert, Officer Commanding 29 Squadron, said the colour scheme would “demonstrate the amazing capabilities of the aircraft at venues across the UK and Europe.”

He added: “This new paint scheme brings me an enormous amount of pride.”

Express.co.uk understands the new colour scheme is part of a wider drive to show how strong the British Armed Forces is in all parts of the UK.

A UK Government source added: “Having the patriotic national branding on this plane is extremely important for British defence.

“A UK defence force means representing the whole of the UK and we want this to be made clear not just in the UK but across the world.

“We also want to show how proud we are of an extremely strong Union.”

Commenting on the new design, commentator Darren Grimes simply wrote: “Love it!”

While another Twitter user simply said: “Great job by the painters and finishers…looks fantastic!”

The move comes just months after Prime Minister Boris Johnson commissioned a red, white and blue paint job on the prime ministerial plane.

The decision cost the UK taxpayer £900,000 with the RAF Voyager being previously coloured grey.

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The decision cost the UK taxpayer £900,000 with the RAF Voyager being previously coloured grey.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace also stressed the Union was a “deep reservoir of knowledge” for defence amid increasing support for Scottish independence.

Advising against the breakup of the Union, he stressed that a strong British Armed Forces had earned the UK a place as one of the “world’s foremost powers, a G7 power, a permanent member of the UN security council and a leading economy.”

He continued: “That knowledge base is who we are.

“You can no more separate it than you can a strong Govan weld. To break it would weaken all our security.”

Mr Wallace concluded: “When it comes to UK capability, UK defence means Scottish jobs and livelihoods.

“We invest some £2.1billion with the industry in Scotland, directly supporting some 12,400 jobs and thousands more in the supply chain.”

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