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hemspilot

F-15C and Have Glass

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Howdy all, I have just seen a couple of photos of LN Eagles sporting a slight metallic sheen on their camo.

Does anyone know whether the Have Glass finish is being extended to the F-15 as well?

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The Eagle would like nice in that paint.   Wonder if the basic airframe has any RCS reduction measures built in or if it’s too old.   

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I saved the photo and cannot find it again online.

And it’s too large to upload.

It’s a C model from Lakenheat, AF84-001.

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I remember earlier this year, a short editorial in Air Forces mag mentioning   it, along with the radar upgrades...

Wish I'd kept the copy now..

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One of the three heritage birds from Lakenheath was a C, but was painted in the same dark gray (36118) as the two Es, I assume for consistency's sake. I don't remember ever seeing a "Light Gray" Eagle in anything other than the standard grays (besides the ASB, aggressors, and some of the early experimental stuff, of course) otherwise, but wouldn't mind being proven wrong - the F-15 looks good no matter what color it is!

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24 minutes ago, Trojan Thunder said:

Here is a picture of the Lakenheath Heritage jet 84-0010 on Airliners.net.

 

Is this the one you are thinking of?

Hmmm..  is this Have Glass?    Hard to tell from the one pic.   I can’t see why they would paint a C model in Gunship Grey, serves no purpose whatsoever.   

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P.S. I actually LOVE to have decals for these two Es and one C. I really liked the special pattern on them. Someone hopefully will produce them in 1/48. I think great wall has a 1/72 boxing already. 

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6 minutes ago, foxmulder_ms said:

P.S. I actually LOVE to have decals for these two Es and one C. I really liked the special pattern on them. Someone hopefully will produce them in 1/48. I think great wall has a 1/72 boxing already. 

Furball has an upcoming sheet, I think.

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Great picture of 84-010, the one I have is 84-001 in standard Mod Eagle , except for the sheen.

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When gunship grey rolls out of paint, it has a sheen to it for a while.  No Have Glass for Eagles.

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As mentioned, there is no HG paint on F-15s, of any flavor.  The Heritage bird in question above was painted overall gunship gray, so as to be carrying the same basic scheme as it’s two sister birds from the Strike squadrons at Lakenheath.  They do look pretty good altogether, and it was certainly interesting seeing gunship gray on a C-model.  

 

D-Day 75th Print

 

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On 9/8/2019 at 6:24 PM, Waco said:

As mentioned, there is no HG paint on F-15s, of any flavor.  The Heritage bird in question above was painted overall gunship gray, so as to be carrying the same basic scheme as it’s two sister birds from the Strike squadrons at Lakenheath.  They do look pretty good altogether, and it was certainly interesting seeing gunship gray on a C-model.  

 

D-Day 75th Print

 

Waco, like I mentioned earlier, the picture I have is before the special color was applied.

Anyway, thanks for the reply.

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