Portuguese Air Force F-16s

Portuguese F-16A #15101 carrying 4 Sidewinders and and AN/ALQ-131 ECM pod lining up on a USAF tanker during operation 'Allied Force'. [USAF photo]


  • Anonymous on 2005-Apr-30 06:13:24 Anonymous said


    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

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