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A-10 European One Dive Brake Color?

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A-10 European One Dive Brake Color?
Posted by F35Bart on Monday, June 10, 2024 7:44 AM

Building the Academy 1/48 scale A-10 Thunderbolt.  I want to build it with the dive brakes open and want to paint it in the European One colors.  

I can't find any photo reference material as to what the color of the open dive brakes are.  Any help would be appreciated

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, June 10, 2024 12:58 PM

These are the only two images I could find showing the speed brakes deployed. My guess is you can either paint the insides of the brakes white or light gray. If I had my druthers though, I'd paint the insides of brakes insignia red.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, June 10, 2024 3:42 PM

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, June 10, 2024 4:48 PM

They can be painted either the FS36081 that Stik mentioned, or they can be painted to match the adjacent camouflage pattern.  Same goes for the flap coves on European 1 aircraft.

That info comes from Fairchild drawing 160D900006, December 1978.

Edit:  Is your Academy 1/48 A-10 an A-10A or A-10C?  If it's Academy's new A-10C, I don't think there have been any A-10Cs painted in European 1 camo.

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Posted by F35Bart on Monday, June 10, 2024 6:11 PM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted by F35Bart on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 8:08 AM

It is the Academy 1/48.  Yeah, I know there aren't any painted in the Euro 1 colors.  But I decided I'm tired of painting various shades of grey US jets.  I even bought the Tribute decals to change up the greys but I don't find those to be a challenge.  I may still change my mind and do grey...  :)

 

 

 

Eaglecash867

They can be painted either the FS36081 that Stik mentioned, or they can be painted to match the adjacent camouflage pattern.  Same goes for the flap coves on European 1 aircraft.

That info comes from Fairchild drawing 160D900006, December 1978.

Edit:  Is your Academy 1/48 A-10 an A-10A or A-10C?  If it's Academy's new A-10C, I don't think there have been any A-10Cs painted in European 1 camo.

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 1:56 PM

F35Bart
It is the Academy 1/48.  Yeah, I know there aren't any painted in the Euro 1 colors.  But I decided I'm tired of painting various shades of grey US jets.  I even bought the Tribute decals to change up the greys but I don't find those to be a challenge.  I may still change my mind and do grey...  :)

I'm with you on the grey paint.  I'm building that same Academy A-10C and making it their demo team aircraft with the SEA camo on it.  Besides...you never know...maybe their next tribute aircraft will be done with the European 1, and with everything going on in Europe right now, they just might bring that color scheme back.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 8:51 PM

Shout out to the OP!

Opened a can of good know;ledge and thanked sources for it.

 

Bill

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Posted by F35Bart on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:23 PM

I actually found a Euro 1 camo A-10C that served in the first gulf war!

I saw Two Bobs Decals that had it and confirmed by doing a search on the serial number of the aircraft.  80-0186.

Here's a link to info or pics of it;  https://www.2951clss-gulfwar.com/piwigo/index.php?/category/1

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 13, 2024 9:23 PM

All A-10Cs started life as A-10As. A-10Cs  are rebuilt surviving A-10As. Any A-10Cs that fought in 1991 were A-10As at that time.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, June 14, 2024 4:51 AM

Yup.  80-0186 was still an A-10A in 1991 when it wore the European 1 camo.  It originally entered AF service in 1980.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by F35Bart on Friday, June 14, 2024 7:11 AM

Thanks for the clarafication gents!!!

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