New color scheme on operational squadrons

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Unread post13 Aug 2012, 06:20

Seems that the new all-dark scheme has arrived at operational squadrons;

148FW 179FS heading for Afganistan;
http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... 82352ea434
http://www.airfighters.com/photo/104039 ... n/91-0391/
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Unread post13 Aug 2012, 08:43

Outstanding! The darker color certainly looks good on the Viper and hope it will be adopted fleet wide.
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Unread post13 Aug 2012, 14:46

Looks awesome. Now if they would bring back the black noses like on the aggressor acft back in the day
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Unread post13 Aug 2012, 18:59

Was it confirmed that all of the deployed aircraft had the new scheme? Or is this an "in theatre" test of the scheme?
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Unread post14 Aug 2012, 14:29

I've seen this color scheme in person when we had the Lockheed block 52+ test jet down here at EFD a couple of months ago. Very beautiful indeed, nothing like a new paint job.
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Unread post14 Aug 2012, 17:14

Seems someone mixed up the 370 gallon droptanks between the various schemes;
http://www.airfighters.com/photo/104111 ... n/91-0388/

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Unread post15 Aug 2012, 01:15

Boman wrote:"Seems that the new all-dark scheme has arrived at operational squadrons"

I think 482nd should adopt this paint scheme
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Unread post20 Aug 2012, 20:14

So, any Viper painters out there able to confirm this is the new scheme for repaints? Seems it would have shown up more often if this was the new paint plan since it first popped up almost a year ago?
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Unread post21 Aug 2012, 01:59

As someone suggested earlier, it may be going over as a one-off to see how it fares in day to day ops.
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Unread post25 Aug 2012, 19:27

336 is still the two-tone scheme. A little surfing revealed a few examples of the "new" scheme, hopefully it is more prevalent than the photographed examples would seem to indicate.

98-0004 and 98-0005 (both OT tail coded), [edit: 91-0331 should be 91-0391] (MN), 90-0848 (LMC test bird), 85-1551 and 85-1547 (both ED tail coded). 331 looks like the first Viper not directly associated with a test unit but as suggested this may be a deployment test before going fleet wide? Maybe someone will eventually chime in and confirm this is the standard for all repaints.
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Unread post27 Aug 2012, 06:24

91-0408 heading for the same location as the others;
http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... ba6f2919a2
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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 05:41

Quick correction to my post above, 91-0331 should be 91-0391.
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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 18:21

There was a test plane flying out of eglin with the dark paint scheme. Can anyone dig that up?
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Unread post29 Aug 2012, 18:57

That was 98-0004 if you're talking about the first pic in this forum thread: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index ... opic=38497
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