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Sven, are they actually different as regards camouflage  color, or is it just the pics? TIA

 

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1 hour ago, giemme said:

are they actually different as regards camouflage  color, or is just the pics?

They are both Air Defense Grey, FS16473. Just differences in light intensity and angle.

 

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:thanks:  I thought so - poor modellers, trying to find the right paint to reproduce that hue....

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That is a really neat scheme for an all over ADC Gray finish, the golden lightning flashes & eagle tail fin motif set it off beautifully, thanks for sharing these Sven, much appreciated as usual. :)

Steve.

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Thanks for sharing those. I lived then only a few miles away from the now (former) Griffiss AFB. They were the last USAF active duty unit to operate the F-106, and when they stood down 1987, the F-106's front line service was over. They shared Griffiss with the B-52s of the 416th Bomb Wing. They remained until the base was closed and realigned to civilian use in 1995. 

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On 10/22/2020 at 11:06 PM, Slater said:

I believe TAC took over from ADC the year before (1980)?

Yep, they were TAC by that time 

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