RAF Typhoon solo display unveils special-scheme jet

CONINGSBY | The Royal Air Force Typhoon solo display have unveiled the 2021-22 special scheme jet on their social media platforms.

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The aircraft, which features a matte black fuselage, red tail with RAF roundel and styalised Union Jacks on the canards and wings, was debuted on an Instagram livestream on Friday 28th September. The scheme has been applied to ZJ914, which was already painted matte black for aggressor duties in autumn 2020.

It is the first full-aircraft Typhoon special scheme since a Spitfire-style camouflage jet was used to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2015.

The team’s first display will be at the Midlands Air Festival on the 5th-6th June. Its official schedule can be found here. Additionally, the Old Buckenham Airshow on the 30th July-1st August has also announced the aircraft’s participation. The team have already been awarded their Public Display Authority for this year.

As well as being used throughout the 2021 airshow season, the special scheme will remain through 2022. Alongside its airshow duties, ZJ914 will be used in the training role at Coningsby.