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I have a decal sheet for Starfighters that includes a “USAF Artic Camo” option of white with international orange trim and tail number 52955, so presumably serial 55-2955. Looks an unusual scheme but I can’t find any pictures of it. Is it real? Is it a drone scheme?

 

Chris

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55-2955 was the first YF-104A. Here's a web page with its history: LINK 

 

I'm finding a lot of pics of drones in Day-Glo orange and various NASA and test jets with orange tails, but nothing of 955 painted as you describe. Who made the decal sheet? Any way you can post a scan of the instructions showing the subject at hand?

 

Ben

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There was no such thing as a "artic camo" for the Starfighter, several aircraft used for tests featured dayglo or orange areas and all natural metal F-104 had white upper wings (but not the YF-104s), I would treat this scheme as very suspicious 

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I suspect it's this scheme: insignia red tail (and wingtips?), with ARDC markings and 'Phase V' logo. No white, and certainly no 'Arctic Camo' (artic camo would be something you'd paint on a truck).

 

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6 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

I suspect it's this scheme: insignia red tail (and wingtips?), with ARDC markings and 'Phase V' logo. No white, and certainly no 'Arctic Camo' (artic camo would be something you'd paint on a truck).

 

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Now, I do like that, Duncan. :) I’ve. It seen one in that scheme before.

 

Martin

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On 17/04/2022 at 16:58, Sabrejet said:

artic camo would be something you'd paint on a truck

 

 

 

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Folks, thanks for all the replies, confirming the 'arctic' scheme on this sheet is a fantasy; shame because a white zipper with international orange would have looked good. Plenty more nice schemes to do.

 

Chris

 

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