I was on this program, for low IR signature. The black laminate is just that, a laminate. It looked like black trash bags with adheasive, cut to size on the whole upper surface.
The gold coatings were bascially a brass pigment which was prone to major smudging, with even the slightest touch.
After only about 12 days, it was stripped and painted back gray.
TSgt Mike Valdez
Posted by Guest on Sat 30 Apr 2005 06:13:24 AM CEST
An F-16 from the Portugese Air Force, prepares to refuel from a McGuire Air Force Base, KC-10 while deployed to a forward location in the European theatre. USAF 1st Combat Camera Squadron Image by SSgt Ken Bergmann ( Released )