Navy’s F-35C gets VFA-101 high-visibility markings

Jan 08 2013 - 2 Comments

In anticipation of its future assignment to the VFA-101 “Grim Reapers” at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the F-35C CF-6 has received a cool high-visibility color scheme.

The Grim Repers were established in May 1952, flew various fighter jets, including the F-4 Phantom and F-14 Tomcat before being disbanded in 2005.

It was reestablished in May 2012, to support the U.S. Navy version of the CV (carrier variant) and serve as Fleet Replacement Squadron, training Joint Strike Fighter pilots and maintainers as a subordinate unit of the joint 33 Fighter Wing.

Image credit: Randy Crites/Code One

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  • CharleyA

    IDK, I think the national insignia looks a bit weird in its current location. Come to think of it, I’m weird – I think we should go back to the roundels that we used in WWI….

    • Spencerhut

      You are correct. The squadron name and the national insignia need to be swapped. After they take a picture they need to take the the bright shiny, radar reflective paint of the the stealth plane.