16 Ship Diamond - The Blue Diamonds  by Colin  Williams Photography

A 29 Layer Photoshop Project

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Corgi 1:72 Aviation Archive Hawker Hunter F MK6 Blue Diamonds

In 1961 No. 92 Sqn, the Blue Diamonds, (initially named ‘The Falcons’), became the official aerobatic team of Royal Air Force. Under the leadership of Sqn Ldr RWP Brian Mercer, an ex-Black Arrows pilot, they flew 16 blue-painted Hawker Hunter F6 aircraft. During their display, Blue Diamonds splits into two formations of 7 and 9 aircraft and to four formations of four planes also. The team used the four fours spilt first at Furstenfeldbruck Air Base near Munich in September 1961.

The team performed the 16-ship rool and a loop, which began with four split sections of four Hunters and joined up in one large diamond at the top of the loop, while inverted. Another unique maneuver performed by The Blue Diamonds display team was seven-ship line abreast loop, which has not done by any other aerobatic team.

The team was formed in 1960 and exists until 1962.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    This is stunning Colin, knowing how much work went into it, even more so.

  • Thanks Nigel About " Hours plus a return Flight To The Canary Islands !!

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  • relayer51
    relayer51over 1 year ago

    Fantastic Colin , Superb processing .

  • Many Thanks !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    beautiful work xx

  • Thanks Lynn

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Outstanding piece of work, time well spent, Colin!

  • Cheers John, And Yes A Lot Of Work !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Wow! this is impressive Colin, Terrific work x

  • Cheers Pauline !

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Nigel Hatton, Derwent Digital Imaging
    Nigel Hatton, ...over 1 year ago

    I’m well impressed with this one! Colin, Fabulous processing.

  • Thanks Nigel !! I Have A Red Arrows Model, So That will be A Future Project !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Good one Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Wow, stunning work Colin!

  • Many Thanks !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

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