Designing an aircraft livery is one of the more unusual jobs we’ve tackled. And this one wasn’t just about the aesthetic, it had a job to do.

We needed to harden this beautiful aircraft’s classic lines and make it look like a modern camouflaged aircraft, yet actually make it a more apparent target for training purposes. There is subtlety hidden beneath that aggressive splinter pattern. But seeing her fly makes talking about the nuances of fuselage shading seem irrelevant; she looks too cool for that.