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Swiss Air Force F-5E Sidewinder Training Round Colour

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Hi There

Wonder if someone could please help I am looking for the colours of the sidewinder training rounds carried by the Swiss Air Force F-5E .

The pictures I have seen look to be light brown body ,dark brown,and red front fins sometimes with blue as well.

I seem to recall these where carried by the Swiss F/A-18s when they visited RAF Waddington some time ago when they used the ACMI range.

 

 

Many Thanks

 

Craig

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Body and rear fins are a red orange, the head is in a metallic grey/brown with the front fins in a metallic red. These were all based on the AIM-9J with its distinctive front fins.

The F-5Es usually carried only one of these "missiles" , generally on the starboard wingtip launcher.

Drop tanks were also often painted in red-orange, I don't know the reason for this though, wonder if it was to make them more visible in case the aircraft had to jettison them.

 

There are some nice pictures that clearly show the details of the dummy missiles in this link:

 

http://www.targeta.co.uk/meiringen_intro.htm

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Many Thanks for the info on the dummy sidewinders and the Link Giorgio.

Just what I was looking for.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Craig

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