Norway Special Scheme F-16BM from 331 Skv with D-Day marks

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Norway Special Scheme F-16BM from 331 Skv with D-Day marks

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The F-16BM, serial 691 of 331 Skv, received a special paint scheme as the RNoAF celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Norway was inspired to paint this Fighting Falcon in the colors of a Spitfire it once used. That special aircraft involved is Spitfire IX, PL258 FN-K, of 331 (Norwegian) Squadron. This particular aircraft has a Norwegian wartime history. FN-K crash landed on 29 December 1944 near Tubbergen, the Netherlands. The aircraft landed on its belly in a field. Remains of the wreckage were located by a team of the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation. These remains now form the core of a restoration project, and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK has allocated G-NSFS as a temporary registration. When the aircraft restoration is finally completed and test-flown, PL258/FN-K will be transferred to the Norwegian register.

On top of this, the Fighting Falcon sports D-Day stripings which are applied on the lower side of the aircraft in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and in commemoration of the battle of Normandy.

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Re: Norway Special Scheme F-16BM from 331 Skv with D-Day marks

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Hopefully Mark is already on it. Looks great on a clean Viper.
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