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  1. We had 15 new F-4Js arrive at Miramar in the summer of 1967, and the gear door rims were painted with a red stripe on the edge. After a few years with banged up older F-4B's, the factory freshness of a brand new aircraft was highly appreciated. The moving surface safety protocol was red edge or even full red as with deployed trailing edge flaps, or folding outer wing roots. Other areas as well, but the gear doors are the topic here so I'll go to the answer: While the factory doors were rimmed in Red, when new replacement doors were installed, they were deli
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