A Greek F-16C carrying appropriate artwork for the occasion on its fin. Unfortunately, the quality of the decal was not great, and its flaking off is evident
even here. A significant amount of peeling occurred over the course of a single flight. It’s a shame, because the design itself was excellent.
A French two-seat Rafale B ‚ “Steeltiger” from
the test unit EC 1/30 immediately after the
touch with one of runways of Araxos Air Base.
from Mont-de-Marsanu brought their
mounts, to include the test unit EC 1/30
“Côte d‘Argent” and the combat unit EC
3/30 “Lorraine”. The naval unit aircraft
looked awesome, carrying a blue tiger
on the left tail surface, and a red one
on the right. The pilots carried a consistent color scheme, that is blue on the
left and red on the right, in their shoelaces. The test unit had their “Steel
Tiger” on their two-seat Rafale B. The
Free French dressed up their Rafale in
a red-black scheme that won them the
best-looking tiger aircraft of the event.
Perhaps a small footnote worth inserting here: This airplane collided with
a colleague on the Sunday during their
display in Cognac.
And while on the topic of the French
contingent, Flotille 4F out of Lann Bihoue flew their E-2C Hawkeye and
makes it no secret that they desire to
be made official members of the Tiger
Meet organization. To that end, the left
side of the vertical tail was adorned with
a striking tiger artwork for the first
week of the event. For technical reasons, it had to be changed for another
aircraft in standard colors for the second week. In any case, an emblem involving a tiger, or any other feline for
that matter, has so far escaped the
A Spanish EF-18M with Tiger artwork in front of
a hardened shelter. The art depicts a night hunting
tiger, explaining the black background of the fin.
Recently, noteworthy schemes have
been carried by Italian Eurofighters
of the 12°Gruppo, stationed in the extreme south of Italy at Gioia del Colle.
This base is slated to host the next NTM
event from October 2 to the 13, 2023. The
Italians fly not only a beautiful aircraft,