Typhoon ZJ913 with livery in honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon gets D-Day livery

The Allied invasion of Europe will celebrate its 80th anniversary in June and the RAF Typhoon Display Team’s fighter has been modified to display the look of Hawker Typhoon fighters

The Royal Air Force (RAF) revealed on April 22 the special livery of the Eurfighter Typhoon ZJ913, belonging to the Typhoon Display Team.

The look pays homage to the 80th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe, during the Second World War, which marked the beginning of the German defeat in the conflict.

The air demonstration Typhoon was unveiled at Coningsby Air Force Base displaying the paint scheme used by 257 Squadron’s 1944 Hawker Typhoon FM-G.

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According to the RAF, the aircraft was flown by Pilot Officer Denzel Jenkins, who began the war as an airman and was commissioned as an officer in Jan 1944. Later, he became Officer Commanding (OC) 257 and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The Typhoon ZJ913 will be a regular at airshows around the UK, and will be nicknamed Moggy. Flight Lieutenant Turnbull from 29 Squadron RAF will be the display pilot for 2024.


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