Czech Gripen fighters have had some really interesting painted tails in the last ten years. Here are our favorites.
The “Cat Eye”
This great looking Gripen was presented to celebrate 10,000 flight hours of the Czech Gripen fleet in 2010. It featured a special tiger on the tail and cat eyes on the canards.
This brightly coloured tiger scheme was introduced just before NATO Tiger Meet 2013. Due to the rainbow colours, this scheme made Gripen stand out at all the airshows and events it participated.
At the NATO Tiger Meet 2014, the Czech Air Force came up with another special tiger marking, only this time, it had a human skull sketch as well, giving a dramatic effect.
Ranked as one of the best tiger painted aircraft at the NATO Tiger Meet 2017, this one features a partially covered face of supermodel Simona Krainová and a tiger. Grace and power, all in one package!
Marking a century
To commemorate the celebration of a 100 years of the Czechoslovak Air Force, one of the Czech Air Force Gripen fighters got a makeover before the NATO Tiger Meet last year. With a picture of the fleet against the Czech flag colours, and 100 years written on top, this one was a break from the usual tiger motif.