New Nellis Aggressors F-15’s "splinter" color scheme inspired by Sukhoi Su-35S (and PAK-FA) camouflage

Feb 05 2012 - 1 Comment

After publishing the first images of the F-15C 78-0509/WA-09 of the 65th AGRS (Aggressor Squadron) in a “splinter” camouflage at Red Flag 12-2, many have asked what country’s color scheme the new Nellis Eagle replicates.

Although, it’s not a perfect copy, the scheme seems to be inspired to that of the Sukhoi Su-35S, Russia’s future  supermaneuverable multirole combat plane.

Even the PAK-FA color scheme has something in common with the Nellis Aggressor’s splinter paint.

“The jets you’re flying against are smaller and faster, just like the enemy MiGs.”

Image credits: Tony Lovelock; Sukhoi