KevinSmith
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111TH FS 90 Anniversary.

Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:49 pm

A sincere congrats to the squadron on 90 years!!!!

However with the paint scheme, as my dad would say, they tried to put 10lbs in a 5lb bag.
http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/071123-F-9876D-111.jpg
According to af.mil all the colors and markings reflect 90 years of the squadrons history.
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RE: 111TH FS 90 Anniversary.

Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:37 pm

I like the concept... but the execution is poor. They should have carried the blue forward to the radome and the yellow on the wings inboard to the wing root where the white/red stripping ends. I think the wing meatballs should have been moved a little more inboard and forward too.
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RE: 111TH FS 90 Anniversary.

Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:45 pm



Quoting KevinSmith (Thread starter):
A sincere congrats to the squadron on 90 years!!!!

However with the paint scheme, as my dad would say, they tried to put 10lbs in a 5lb bag.

I'm just glad to see they bothered to celebrate at all. Now I wonder if the plastic model airplane companies will actually sell of kit of this airplane or if the after market decal companies will produce a sheet of markings to replicate the bird. No doubt it'll stand out in the modeler's F-16 collection. You couldn't miss that one!  Smile
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RE: 111TH FS 90 Anniversary.

Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:48 pm

What the hell were they thinking?  eyepopping  It looks like a paint job by committee!  gasp  Come to think of it, I put a similar paint job on a 1/48 F-16A model...when I was 10! Another fine example of your tax  dollarsign  dollarsign  at work.
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RE: 111TH FS 90 Anniversary.

Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:28 am

I actually like it, just being a one time thing! Big grin
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RE: 111TH FS 90 Anniversary.

Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:45 am



Quoting Michlis (Reply 3):
What the hell were they thinking? It looks like a paint job by committee! Come to think of it, I put a similar paint job on a 1/48 F-16A model...when I was 10! Another fine example of your tax at work.

They didn't invent the paint scheme..

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