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A-10 In The "Balkans War"  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2810 times:
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I recently saw a cool livery for the A-10 called "Balkans War"


IS this livery still used? Where are they based?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

I think most US air assets where based out of Aviano AB in Italy.

What livery are you refering to, the old European 1 green colors? Most of those have been switched over to grey now....





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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

WHICH Balkan war Big grin

OK, OK, I know  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Give a picture and maybe something will turn up, but as L188 has hinted most are now standard USAF grey which is effective over a larger number of landscapes making it easier to redeploy aircraft (plus saving on the cost of paint as they need less colours).



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
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Hey, here are the liveries I called to question. As I don't know much about military av, I figured you all would know best.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

And all the use of Aviano cost us was the retirement of the excellent M1911 pistol, for the Itialian M9 Beretta.

Not a bad pistol, but definately not a .45



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 2604 times:

That's the current standard for the A-10.


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Yeah, that's the color they have been for some time now. I know in the mid to late 80's they were still in the European green colors when I saw them at airshows... guessing the switch was made in the early 90's to the grey scheme.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Would have been Mid-90's.

Was at Graf in Germany in 1993, when some of the A-10's along with some other allied aircraft where doing practice bombing runs on the range there.

They where still wearing the green paint at that time.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

the change started in the early 1990s and was completed around 1997 I think.
Aircraft in the European theatre were the last to get the new livery, aircraft painted temporarilly in desert livery for Desert Shield/Storm among the first.



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