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Newark completes new Viggen paintwork


The Newark Air Museum has completed work on the upper surfaces of its Saab AJSH 37 Viggen, serial 37918, with the application of new paint to complete the aircraft’s distinctive ‘splinter’ camouflage. Current indications are that the double-delta strike fighter’s undersurfaces will be cleaned and degreased, but on this occasion they will not be repainted.

Some discussions have been held about the possibility of moving the Viggen outside on a short-term basis, to allow for some improved photo opportunities. However the technicalities of such a move still have to be resolved and so far no firm decision has been made by the museum trustees.

The work platforms used on the Viggen have recently been removed from around the aircraft andwill now be used for other restoration projects at the museum including possible major refurbishment of the Vulcan.

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