The rather strange nose camo is probably down to me as I sent Mike a profile of it. Clearly non-standard field application - not sure how or why it came about but I have seen profiles of the same aircraft fom 3 different sources including an old "Profile Publications" which are usually pretty accurate, but no actual photo of it so far. Of course if the original source was wrong and the other 2 copied it then it may not be correct - difficult to tell. I will have to see if I can find an actual photo but for the moment I will assume it is genuine. If any of you find pics that either confirm of otherwise please let either me or IM know. It certainly seems to have grabbed your attention, which is not bad. And in answer to your question John, perhaps you are right - a couple of seconds uncertainty by the enemy could just save your life I suppose!
With increasing age should come wisdom and tolerance, but as the saying goes, "there is no fool like an old fool" as I prove regularly!