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F-15A Canopy Frame Color Question

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F-15A Canopy Frame Color Question
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 7:07 AM

Can someone post a picture showing the canopy frame color of an F15A from the 318th FIS, 25 AD (Green Dragons) particularly AF 76 008 that appears to have a partial dark red or red brown frame color?

 

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:30 AM

When the F-15 first came out, the canopy frames looked like they had a red anodized finish.  Perhaps it started out as a nice red, but weathered to a darker color.  Sorry I don’t have any photos.

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:54 AM

The only close-up pic I could find is this photo of the paint-stripped "Streak Eagle". The subsequent repaint seems to have the canopy bows in grey or a medium metallic colour.

https://static.thisdayinaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/tdia//2013/01/F-15-Streak-Eagle-pilots-from-left-Majors-W.R.-MacFarlane-Roger-Smith-and-Dave-Peterson.jpg 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:22 AM

Thanks G and Phil. I appreciate your help.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:51 AM

I took this photo at the Edwards AFB Open House, I think in Oct 83. The color was a darker reddish brown, perhaps close to FS30117. Compare it to the pilots bright red helmet or the Insignia Red on the national insignia.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:10 AM

I found this photo of 008 with that unit... also found one of her at Bitburg before then...

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:12 AM

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:51 AM

Great pictures stick, thanks a bunch!!

Would you know why that color was used? G suspects early ones has this red/brown color. It wraps around on the bottom of the frames but still has a grey lip. Very interesting.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:48 PM

Oh the early Eagles definitely used a Red Brown color, but as to the exact shade, I wish I could say. I remember we had a few Eagle ground crew types on here at one time, perhaps one of them will see this thread and chime in with the answer. 

 

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:16 PM

I always found Tamiya Hull Red a decent representation.  If memory serves, I painted the grey first so there was a lighter color under it.  Been a while and it may have been just the closest color that I had on hand but it seems to look the part in 48 scale anyhow.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:28 PM

Here’s a photo of the prototype Eagle roll out in 1972 (47 years old now, and still in front line service!)

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:36 PM

stikpusher

Here’s a photo of the prototype Eagle roll out in 1972 (47 years old now, and still in front line service!)

 

 

Wow that is incredible how long the Eagle has been serving. Great picture!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:37 PM

Caveman

I always found Tamiya Hull Red a decent representation.  If memory serves, I painted the grey first so there was a lighter color under it.  Been a while and it may have been just the closest color that I had on hand but it seems to look the part in 48 scale anyhow.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:38 PM

stikpusher

Oh the early Eagles definitely used a Red Brown color, but as to the exact shade, I wish I could say. I remember we had a few Eagle ground crew types on here at one time, perhaps one of them will see this thread and chime in with the answer. 

 

 

You sir are a wealth of information! Thanks again for your input.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:16 PM
Hey Ernie. Bobby (Eagle90) was an Eagle fixer he might know the answer

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:02 PM

tempestjohnny
Hey Ernie. Bobby (Eagle90) was an Eagle fixer he might know the answer
 

Thanks TJ. I personally know Bobby so I'll give him a holler. Thanks.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:15 PM

Hopefully Eagle 90 was around before the changeover to gray framing...

 

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