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User currently offlineCYEGsTankers From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 245 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

When a military aircraft is sporting special schemes, is that tax payer money hard at work?
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User currently offlineMissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Well, let me put it to you this way:
the airplanes have to be repainted periodically anyway;
this is only on the vertical stab, so it's not a big paintjob really;
special colour schemes can have a positive effect on morale (something that is in short supply in our military), and;
the technician gets paid the same whether he paints the airplane or sits in the canteen playing cards, so you may as well put him to work.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting MissedApproach (Reply 1):
this is only on the vertical stab, so it's not a big paintjob really;

Well, it is a little more detailed than that for the vertical stabilizers. Once you paint that rudder, it has to be rebalanced. That can be very time consuming. But, everything else you said is correct.


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