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What would be the color(s)for the F-84G Thunderjet, F-100C/D/F Super Sabre(s) and F-105B Thunderchief landing gear well interiors,

and landing gear strut door(s) interior, as flown by the USAF Thunderbirds...were they bare metal, chromate green, or, chromate yellow?

As these were all 1950's designs finished in bare metal-before camouflage became the 'in' thing in the early 1960's, what would have

been the accepted 'norm' for theses aircraft?

These were well before the overall white that has been predominately used since at least the 1970's.

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They were the standard finishes for the type. IIRC, yellow zinc chromate for the F-84 wells and doors. The F-100's gear wells were painted a medium green color. I like to use FS 34102 Medium Green. It looks close to the green I've seen in some unrestored F-100 gear wells, although some of the fittings in the wells were closer to Bronze Green. Gear struts and doors were silver. The F-105B's gear wells were zinc chromate green. Doors and struts were silver.

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