Can anyone identify this USAF F-16 paint scheme ?

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marsu

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Unread post11 Jun 2003, 16:33

I need help in identifying the following F-16 color scheme:

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It looks like some kind of "snow tiger" winter camo scheme, but I'd like to hear from anyone who knows more about it.

When was it tested, what aircraft/units were involved, ...

thanks!!!

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Unread post11 Jun 2003, 20:35

This F-16C # 87-0241 flies with the Colorado ANG 120FS/140WG at Buckley AFB. This paint job was applied for the "Tiger Meet of the Americas" in August of 2001. For more info check out http://www.sbas.ndirect.co.uk/html/bv09.htm

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Unread post11 Jun 2003, 21:51

Sage01,

thanks for the info and for the link; since you use the present time "flies" - does the aircraft still wear these markings ?

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Unread post11 Jun 2003, 22:27

I believe these markings were removed but A/C 87-0241 is still with the 120FS/140WG at Buckley AFB.

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Unread post12 Jun 2003, 01:27

A look-down view of a Tiger-striped F-16C belonging to the 140th Fighter Wing, 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado ANG, as the aircraft flies over eastern Utah while returning from the Utah Test and Training Range. The aircraft has tiger-stripes applied to the upper surfaces and represented the Colorado ANG as their official Tiger jet as the unit hosted the Inaugural Tiger Meet of the Americas in mid-August. The inaugural meet closely mirrors the NATO Tiger Meet and brings together military units that have large cats as their mascots. Members of the units discuss tactics, fly with and against each other, and establish close relationships that are necessry if ever called to task during a conflict. (USAF photo by Staff Sgt. Greg L. Davis) CO tiger

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Unread post15 Jun 2003, 01:27

marsu, I believe it is the colorado air national guard. they added the tiger stripes for the tiger meet of the americas.

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Unread post19 Jun 2003, 21:49

Maybe the USAF's entry for the F-16 "Tiger Meet" competition.....
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Unread post17 Nov 2003, 16:45

Hi Marsu,

Photo by Staff Sgt Greg L. Davis

http://www.af.mil/photos/fighters_f16_0036.html

http://www.natotigers.org/meets/ota1rep/ota01rep.htm

Follow the links and you'll see the source of the pics and the CO's bird.

In the pic the s/n in painted on just above the refuelling intake "70241" in white.

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Unread post17 Nov 2003, 18:10

Sage01 and hawkeye nailed it. This jet is featured in a decal set from Two Bobs, and the set includes a CDROM with literally dozens of photos of this jet and others at TMOTA 2001. I have this CD but since the photos are probably copyrighted by Two Bobs and/or the photographer I have not uploaded any of them.

Go to http://www.twobobs.net/ and click on SPECIAL WEB-ONLY DEALS (their caps not mine) then look for TMOTA Combo Pack 1A ($10) or 1B ($7), both include the CD (pack 1C does not have the CD). Worth it IMO.

Here is an image from the Two Bobs website, the red numbers refer to individual decals to aid in placement:

http://www.twobobs.net/media/CO_TMOTA.jpg
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Unread post13 Apr 2004, 00:07

Last years entry for the tiger meet. 87-0284, Buckley 140WG
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