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A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:35 pm

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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:03 pm

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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:19 pm

WHICH Balkan war Big grin

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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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:22 am

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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:43 am

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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:55 pm

That's the current standard for the A-10.
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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:49 pm

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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:19 pm

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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RE: A-10 In The "Balkans War"

Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:28 am

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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