Exclusive pictures: first Italian Air Force SF-260EA in new colour scheme

The SF-260EA of the Latina-based 70° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) will soon receive a high-visibility colour scheme since the previous grey one made rejoin and formation flight a little too difficult for student pilots.


Today the first aircraft in the new colour scheme (MM55119 “70-26”) rolled-out at Latina and Giovanni Maduli was there for this site to take the following exclusive pictures. The above image shows the same aircraft in the previous colour scheme.

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