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Old 03 February 2010, 10:35   #11
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So why are RAF Seakings Yellow?
'Cos it's more effective at sea than Camo, silly!
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Wouldn't be able to call them Paraffin budgies if they weren't yellow.
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Wouldn't be able to call them Paraffin budgies if they weren't yellow.
1. I didn't know they were
2. Are budgies not greeny-blue ?
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2. Are budgies not greeny-blue ?
Not if you give them paraffin.
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So why are RAF Seakings Yellow?
Think a lot of the RAF air/sea rescue stuff has always been yellow or had yellow on it boats and aircraft ,even before ww2 me old man said that the old walrus sea planes were yellow and so were the permanantly anchored up rescue rafts/refuges that were moored up in the channel so downed pilots could reach them ,,they even had the ready meal hot cans aboard them , think he said they may have been painted yellow with black stripes on them .,,rafts and not the hot cans lol
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Think a lot of the RAF air/sea rescue stuff has always been yellow or had yellow on it boats and aircraft ,even before ww2 me old man said that the old walrus sea planes were yellow and ]so were the permanantly anchored up rescue rafts/refuges that were moored up in the channel so downed pilots could reach them ,,they even had the ready meal hot cans aboard them , think he said they may have been painted yellow with black stripes on them .,,rafts and not the hot cans lol
Indeed - there is one at the Maratime museum at Irvine (although last time I saw it it was more 'ferrous oxide' than 'yellow') - which they seem to have painted yellow presumably like the original?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottis...um/4271630770/

[EDIT - or should it be yellow and red? http://www.scran.ac.uk/database/reco...000-529-916-C]

But I can fully imagine that there was a 'research project' (well thats what we would call it these days) to decide what color to paint them; and even then if there was a percieved wisdom that they would be better in a different colour I would have thought there would have been a more recent project to pick the ideal colours/patterns etc... ...but then the RN SAR choppers are red and grey!

Presumably the RNLI made a decision that orange was best for a reason also (rather than one man's gut feel) - when the boats changed from blue and white?
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Indeed - there is one at the Maratime museum at Irvine (although last time I saw it it was more 'ferrous oxide' than 'yellow') - which they seem to have painted yellow presumably like the original?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottis...um/4271630770/

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But I can fully imagine that there was a 'research project' (well thats what we would call it these days) to decide what color to paint them; and even then if there was a percieved wisdom that they would be better in a different colour I would have thought there would have been a more recent project to pick the ideal colours/patterns etc... ...but then the RN SAR choppers are red and grey!

Presumably the RNLI made a decision that orange was best for a reason also (rather than one man's gut feel) - when the boats changed from blue and white?
There was a time when some Rnli lifeboats cabins/casings were grey in the 1970s ,the rnli may still go to yellow in the future as most things are under constant review from time to time , i did hear that they may even go white with red stripes like the u.s.c.g and other countries and have a world standard,,,,perhaps it may come when HM coast guard disolves into one large euro coast guard ,,,i know the fleurecent traffic /saturn green crew kit that they used in the 80s was changed after only a few years as it faded too fast with u/v light and musto stopped making them that colour ,
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There was a time when some Rnli lifeboats cabins/casings were grey in the 1970s ,the rnli may still go to yellow in the future as most things are under constant review from time to time , i did hear that they may even go white with red stripes like the u.s.c.g and other countries and have a world standard,,,,perhaps it may come when HM coast guard disolves into one large euro coast guard ,,,i know the fleurecent traffic /saturn green crew kit that they used in the 80s was changed after only a few years as it faded too fast with u/v light and musto stopped making them that colour ,
looks like new UK SAR helos (replacing MoD seakings) will be yellow & black http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8506806.stm
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looks like new UK SAR helos (replacing MoD seakings) will be yellow & black http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8506806.stm
"The new helicopters will be black and orange and they'll probably be a bit noisier than what you are used to - they are faster, they are more powerful, there will be changes in operating proceedings."
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"The new helicopters will be black and orange and they'll probably be a bit noisier than what you are used to - they are faster, they are more powerful, there will be changes in operating proceedings."
That's weird how the brain plays tricks on you - I could have sworn that said yellow! Must have been the picture that threw me off? Either that or I need to top up my alcohol stream.
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