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Old Viper Tester

Gunsmoke 1983 - 4TFW

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The 4th Tac Fighter Wing team out of Seymour-Johnson AFB at the Gunsmoke Aerial Gunnery Competition, Nellis AFB, October 1983

 

71-0243

71-0243 4tfw SJ KLSV GS83 19831010 05cr

 

73-1166

73-1166 4tfw SJ KLSV GS83 19831010 13cr

 

73-1166

73-1176 4tfw SJ KLSV GS83 19831010 08cr

 

73-1196

73-1196 335tfs SJ KLSV GS83 19831010 21cr

 

74-1625

74-1625 4tfw SJ KLSV GS83 19831010 09cr

 

Thanks for looking,

Sven

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Is the lighting or the film itself make some of those look a lot darker than others Sven? Or are they actually darker?

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3 hours ago, whiskey said:

Is the lighting or the film itself make some of those look a lot darker than others Sven? Or are they actually darker?

I think it is the processing of the film. Kodachrome is usually pretty reliable for catching the correct hues, but occasionally I would get a slide back and think something really weird took place somewhere. Usually it's me if I've been changing exposures a lot, but these were all shot in the same session. That leaves whatever happened to the film after I sent it off for processing - I have a shot looking down on the F-16XL and the Mojave Desert below looks positively pink, yet all of the other shots from that mission look 'normal'. I'm not nearly as proficient with Photoshop to correct it. Anyway, these "Shady J" birds were all painted by the same paint shop within a month or so of deploying to Gunsmoke. One color might change a little bit, but to have the whole airframe come out a bit darker than the rest would be a stretch.

 

That's my story and I'm sticking with it,

Sven

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i love all of the Gunsmoke photos Sven, thanks

 

Andy

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