F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

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F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby SpazSinbad » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:44 am

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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby DesTROYer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:50 pm

Very nice. That will make things easier.
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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby wally » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:22 pm

meh... still grey :|
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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby Chris Becker » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:39 pm

Maybe Israeli scheme?

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Japanese would be nice actually - top dark green, or the two tone blue they use for their F-2s

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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby GTX » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:56 pm

You can have any colour you like so long as it is grey.
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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby DDonSS3 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:38 am

They mention saving money and man hours, my question is, is the new finish more effective than the previous one as far as visibility goes?
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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby GTX » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:33 am

DDonSS3 wrote:They mention saving money and man hours, my question is, is the new finish more effective than the previous one as far as visibility goes?


It doesn't really matter since any pilot who finds themselves within visual range has basically failed their job.
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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby Dick » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:09 am

Don't know about the pilot failing their job - there are too many scenarios to cast such a wide statement... if what you are saying is true it does not matter what colour they apply they can have a Richtofen circus in bright colours, yet they don't so it appears it still matters for many reasons...
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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby SpazSinbad » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:44 pm

Collection of photos with new paint scheme at this site with some specific photos listed:

https://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=46187 ... six-months

https://img.ksl.com/slc/2639/263959/26395930.jpg F-35A New Paint Side View

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F-35A New Paint Side View Front: https://img.ksl.com/slc/2639/263959/26395945.jpg

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F-35A Nose: https://img.ksl.com/slc/2639/263959/26395941.jpg

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ZOOM: https://img.ksl.com/slc/2639/263959/26395946.jpg

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Re: F-35 Overall Paint Scheme Changing Soon

Postby _BlackHawk_ » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:13 pm

Not sure it's about visibility, I'm sure it's some special wiz bang radar absorbing or deflecting paint. I doubt we will see any camouflaged F-35's.
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