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Toyota Hilux 2017 Flying Legends livery revealed

  • Special Hilux supports ground crew at Duxford airshow
  • ‘Fantasy’ livery pays homage to classic warbirds
  • Watch a video trailer for the event right here

This coming weekend (8-9 July 2017) will see the 25th Flying Legends air show take place at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire – and as per the 2016 event, a Toyota Hilux pickup will be serving as ground support.

The Hilux, which is loaned to organisers The Fighter Collection, will be making good use of its 3.5-tonne towing capacity to help ground crew handle classic aircraft including Spitfires, Huirricanes and Mustangs.

And once again, it is sporting a rather dramatic appearance – as you can see in these first official pictures.

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Has the Hilux dressed to impress at Duxford?

Like last year’s version, a special fantasy livery has been applied to the pickup for the Flying Legends show, paying homage to famous aircraft paint schemes.

Toyota Hilux 2017 Flying Legends livery

For 2017 it appears to have been particularly influenced by American designs, the chequered flag motif at the front with stripes towards the rear being especially reminiscent of the P47 Thunderbolt.

How to get tickets for the Flying Legends show at Duxford

Fancy attending the 2017 Flying Legends show and seeing the Hilux in person – and all the planes, of course?

Then you’ll need to secure your tickets ahead of time by visiting www.flyinglegends.com as they’re not available for sale on the gate.

The official site also has a full list of attending aircraft, while the below video gives you some idea of what you can expect if go.

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