New paint scheme for Nellis aggressors

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Unread post12 Dec 2011, 00:29

For what it's worth, I was the 64th commander who initiated the two new Nellis F-16 paint schemes as part of the iron swap that netted the Block 25s from Duluth last year (when our Block 42s split to the various winds). My DO and I considered numerous new paint schemes and settled on painting a couple jets in the Arctic scheme (since there is snow on the Nevada ranges for 8-9 months out of the year) and a couple in a distinctly new style. Based on his recommendation after reviewing hundreds of paint schemes worldwide, I forwarded the "Blizzard" scheme up the AF chain for approval. It was approved at the HAF about a year ago, and then took another 8 months for all the hoops to be jumped through, etc. As always, a priority for Aggressor paint schemes is to make them distinct enough to be instantly recognizable at a merge as non-friendlies, enhancing realism for Blue air-to-air training. (The 64th may be gaining more iron when the 65th is decommissioned as an Aggressor squadron, so you may see more of the newer paint schemes over time.)

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Unread post06 Mar 2012, 06:01

2nd arctic aggressor was out today for the first time. boss bird 86-0280/64AGRS
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/6811792162/
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Unread post06 Mar 2012, 07:51

NIce one, EOR :thumb:
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Unread post03 May 2013, 03:29

a second blizzard scheme jet popped up this week, 87-0267
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/87036 ... hotostream


USAF F-16C block 32 #87-0267 from the 64th AS seen in its new Blizzard paint scheme is seen coming into land at Nellis AFB on May 2nd, 2013. [Photo by Bruce Smith]
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Unread post06 May 2013, 15:22

Wow, that's more of a wave rider scheme. Very nice!
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Unread post01 Oct 2015, 20:02

been a while since a new paint job's been done, but 86-0283 joins the ranks with an arctic scheme.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/21868427285/in/photostream/
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Unread post08 Aug 2016, 23:46

a new scheme for the 64AGRS popped up last week on 85-1418
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/2882 ... ateposted/
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Unread post08 Aug 2016, 23:53

EOR wrote:a new scheme for the 64AGRS popped up last week on 85-1418
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/2882 ... ateposted/


Great, waiting to see what the 57th FW does with the block 40s they got from Hill AFB.
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Unread post09 Aug 2016, 08:22

Nice! But blue bort-number? Is the 65AGRS to be/already reactivated?

Article from Nellis with more photos;
http://www.nellis.af.mil/News/tabid/643 ... eover.aspx

Stay tuned for one more new scheme according to the article 8)
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Unread post10 Aug 2016, 02:04

Jon wrote:Great, waiting to see what the 57th FW does with the block 40s they got from Hill AFB.

seems they are going to part of a new squadron for CAS training
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Unread post10 Aug 2016, 02:37

EOR wrote:
Jon wrote:Great, waiting to see what the 57th FW does with the block 40s they got from Hill AFB.

seems they are going to part of a new squadron for CAS training


Wow, now that's interesting and in many ways, it's about time.
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Unread post10 Aug 2016, 08:40

This will fit well with new color on the bort number too ;)

65AGRS looking to be revived
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Unread post11 Aug 2016, 08:09

Honestly, nothing new as the USN has been using a similar camo for sometime now......


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Unread post11 Aug 2016, 13:27

It is correct that the splinter scheme is not new, it is however new to the F-16. That is what everyone is stoked about ;)
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Unread post11 Aug 2016, 19:27

Boman wrote:It is correct that the splinter scheme is not new, it is however new to the F-16. That is what everyone is stoked about ;)

Correct, it was previously seen on Eagle 78-0509 previously with the 65th Aggressors.
https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/u ... agle-1.jpg
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