Take a look at this commemorative F-15 Eagle for the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon ANG

What a cool Special Colored F-15!

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard, the 173rd Fighter Wing, based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, has given an F-15 Eagle a special color scheme.

The images in this post, show the brand new “special color” as it towed out of the hangar where the Wing’s maintenance crews prepared this amazing piece of art!

Do you like it?

Oregon ANG special 1

Oregon ANG special 4

Oregon ANG special 2

Image credit: U.S. Air Force/173rd Fighter Wing

 

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12 Comments

  1. So… lace trimmed cushions in the cockpit of fighter jets are laughable and even dangerous.

    Kiddly painting / applying decals on USAF jets is cool and safe. What if the decal gets sucked up in the engine of the same jet or that of a wingman?

    • These aren’t model airplanes. They don’t use decals. Please review every airplane ever flown to find that it is possible to paint airplanes without causing danger to the aircraft.

    • Why the hate? It’s not like the USAF is the first ever to give their planes special paint schemes. Plus, you don’t think they know what they’re doing?

    • 1. It’s paint, not decals

      2. It’s an AETC jet, and the Wing flagship. It’s not going downrange.

      3. Color doesn’t mean a damn thing in a dogfight, even if it did go downrange. US fighters used to be bright, shiny polished aluminum. If you’re within eyesight, radar has had you for a long time.

      4. You’re totally and completely wrong

    • Not sure what you are saying here, there is no lace and barely any cushion on the ACES II ejection seat. As far as decals go, any decal applied to an aircraft must have its edges sealed in order to prevent peeling off, which still can happen in some cases. However, this is an actual paint scheme designed and detailed by the maintainers of the 173rd FW to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard.

  2. I don’t see it smarter nor cooler painting eagles, skulls, women or whatever else on fighter jets. Quite the contrary it quite ridiculous. What are those supposed to mean?! A formal military color and a simple serial number and national roundels should be the only thing a military aircraft should sport.
    Everything else is seemingly stupid.

    • Except distinctive schemes on combat aircraft are a tradition going back to WWI. Sometimes you want the enemy to know you are around.

      • Aces or im modern days those who have done Red
        Flag or Top Gun or instructors. Like driving a car
        some barely know how to fly a plane let alone
        maintain it.

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