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Why no color-tone camouflage on the F-35?

Unread postPosted: 08 Nov 2010, 04:31
by stereospace
Why no color-tone camouflage on the F-35 like we see on the F-22? Anyone know?

RE: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 08 Nov 2010, 04:51
by slicktry
Probably b/c it isn't operational yet...

God Bless
Jer

RE: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 09 Nov 2010, 13:50
by bjr1028
You might on the air force jets.

RE: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 10 Nov 2010, 22:29
by f35phixer
AF-=3 will be first final finishes jet, i am interested in what it will look like too!

RE: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 10 Nov 2010, 22:43
by bandit66
HMMMMM I wonder if it will get new paint then. its already in the overall grey scheme. Also, do we know if it and AF4-6-7 will get ED tailcodes? Now that AF-6/7 are going to edwards instead of eglin.........

RE: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 13 Nov 2010, 08:32
by bandit66
Eglin just got a mock up for display. Its in the usual grey and its got the ot code with the checkers. Id bet they modeled it after whats expected to be the standard camo. Heres the link
http://www.eglin.af.mil/shared/media/ph ... 4k-006.jpg

RE: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 13 Nov 2010, 09:09
by spazsinbad
thanks for the pic bandit66, I could not see the tailcode details so the pic was massaged:

Re: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 13 Nov 2010, 15:00
by ChippyHo
stereospace wrote:Why no color-tone camouflage on the F35 like we see on the F-22? Anyone know?


Why would it need anything other than the current gray scheme?
If I look at Lock Mart's "house" F16 it sports the current 1 shade of gray scheme. To my admittedly civilian eye it looks effective. I would also imagine that a 1 tone paint job is cheaper and easier to maintain?

RE: Re: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 15 Nov 2010, 07:43
by Happy_Gilmore
I got to check out AF-6s new paint job tonight with the USAF colors and a real tail number, AETC command and squadron patches, FREAKING BEAUTIFUL jet. I wish I was allowed to take a happy snap and share it here but y'all will get pic's soon enough I'm sure.

Re: RE: Re: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2010, 03:33
by bandit66
Happy_Gilmore wrote:I got to check out AF-6s new paint job tonight with the USAF colors and a real tail number, AETC command and squadron patches, FREAKING BEAUTIFUL jet. I wish I was allowed to take a happy snap and share it here but y'all will get pic's soon enough I'm sure.




OK SOOOO......
does it have an ED or OT code or what? Also is it in two tone or single shade grey? Tailband also?

What does the serial read? is it a four digit or three digit? Sorry so many q's just real real excited!!!!

RE: Re: RE: Re: Camouflage Paint

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2010, 08:55
by Happy_Gilmore
All I will say it it isn't ED or OT, four digit #.

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2010, 01:57
by bandit66
WHAT? Well it cant be EG or ET coded because its not going to Eglin!!! Maybe they painted the code before the decision to switch and they will have to repaint the code???

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2010, 06:14
by Happy_Gilmore
It was just painted so that's not the case, I think you'll be surprised judging from your response, I'm not trying to be an a$$ by not saying what it is I just don't want to get burned, been there done that.

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2010, 06:22
by bandit66
Well I think Ill bet on the EG code anyway. Maybe they figured it will eventually end up at Eglin after some testing so they put the EG code on. Would be cool to see an ET or maybe a new code we havent seen before.

Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2010, 06:57
by helmutkohl
Happy_Gilmore wrote:It was just painted so that's not the case, I think you'll be surprised judging from your response, I'm not trying to be an a$$ by not saying what it is I just don't want to get burned, been there done that.


Isn't AF6 the first production model?