The LOOTM Archive

June 2013

This month's LOOTM may require a bit of explanation . . .

When I was a kid my father called me, "Tiger" and I've had a soft spot for the big cats ever since. Well, there is an annual gathering called "The Tiger Meet," in which military squadrons compete to see who is better at a variety of tasks. The squadron mascot has to be a tiger (duh), and the paint scheme can be quite striking. So this month is a compilation of some of the more interesting paint adorning a few of the aircraft.

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"The Tigers"



Dassault Mirage 2000-5F aircraft picture

44 / 118-EQ (cn 208) A Mont de Marsan based Mirage 2000-5F from ECE 5.330, with special c/s for the 50th Nato Tiger Meet, during take-off from Cambrai.


General Dynamics (SABCA) F-16AM Fighting Falcon (401) aircraft picture

FA-87 (cn 6H-87) L/M F-16 NATO Tiger Meet 2011 "50th anniversary"


Mil Mi-35 aircraft picture

3361 (cn 203361) Nose of the display Mi-24 helicopter piloted by new display pilot Capt Marcel Kica during Aviatic Fair 2011 at Pardubice. This tiger painting was on helicopter applied in May for participation on NATO Tiger Meet at Cambrai. The 3361 is assigned to 221. lbvr (attack helicopter squadron) operated from 22. zL (airforce base) at Namest nad Oslavou.


Saab JAS-39C Gripen aircraft picture

9235 (cn 39235) A very impressive c/s on this Czech Republic Air Force JAS-39C Gripen, seen here on take-off during the Nato Tiger Meet 2011 at Cambrai.


Dassault Mirage 2000C aircraft picture

91 / 103-YR (cn 346) Striking c/s on this Mirage 2000C, from EC1/12, seen here on take-off for an early morning mission during the 2009 Nato Tiger Meet at Kleine Brogel AFB.


Panavia Tornado ECR aircraft picture

4629 (cn 833/GS262/4329) Fabulous colour scheme applied to this Panavia Tornado for the NATO Tiger Meet 2010 out of Volkel Air Base. The aircraft was captured over the coastal area of Germany.


Sukhoi Su-22UM3K aircraft picture

707 / 6 (cn 17532369707) Capturing the spirit of a "Tiger Meet". An aggressive looking aircraft in an aggressive scheme.


Westland SA-330E Puma HC1 aircraft picture

XW231 / FD (cn 1195) Westland SA-330E Puma HC1 RIAT - Marked For NATO Tiger Meet.


McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A) aircraft picture

188720 (cn 0181/A142) 416 Squadron CF-18 for the 2003 Tiger Bird meet.