[F-35i ADIR] How to Design a Tail for a Stealth Fighter-Jet

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Unread post16 Jul 2016, 22:13

Thanks to 'tmofarrvl' for posting link to this article here: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=47609&p=347638&hilit=article#p347638
How to Design a Tail for a Stealth Fighter-Jet
15 Jul 2016 Vered Talala | Translation: Ohad Zeltzer Zubida

"...Stealth Tail...
...Ra'anan Weiss, a graphic designer that has been working with the IAF for many years and that has designed many squadron symbols and aircraft tails in the past 25 years, explains the story behind the design of the "Adir" tails. "The squadron approached me to design a new symbol for them in preparation for the arrival of the jets and afterwards it was decided that I would design the jets' tail as well", Weiss shared. "Because it is a stealth fighter, it cannot be painted in regular colors that are usually used. The Americans defined one hue of grey, which doesn't damage the jet's stealth, with which we will paint all of the markings. They are currently developing more hues which will be usable on the jets".

The background of the "Golden Eagle" Squadron's symbol is colored in black and in the center of the symbol there is a yellow bird and behind it green lines that create a 3-D sensation, so it looks like the bird is coming closer. The frame of the symbol is grey and indicates the color of the "Adir" jets. "The artistic background for the tail design was the squadron symbol that I designed. The bird in the symbol is the same bird from the squadron's old symbol, which we modernized. I kept its general guidelines but sharpened the wings and feathers and created ‘shoulders', so it would look like the F-35I. The new bird has elements that imply to fighter jets and attack"...."

Graphic: "The Americans defined one hue of grey, which doesn't damage the jet's stealth | Illustration: Ra'anan Weiss" http://www.iaf.org.il/SIP_STORAGE/FILES/1/71201.jpg

Source: http://m.iaf.org.il/2392-46855-en/IAF.aspx
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As announced last year, the first F-35 unit to be stood up in Israel will be Squadron 140, the "Golden Eagles" which previously flew to F-16A/B and which was deactivated in August 2013.

http://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/conte ... way-israel

The tail art from the squadron's previous mounts can be seen at the site below.


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IAF Commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel & President of Israel, Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin gluing the IAF roundel on the “Adir” | Photography: Mor Tzidon

The "Adir" (F-35I) | Photography: Mor Tzidon
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