American F-16 fighter ‘reborn’ as a Russian criminal ghost in the sky
WASHINGTON, (BM) – At the U.S. air base, Hill in Utah introduced the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a modernized for training exercises. He got a color that repeats in detail the serial and prototypes of the Russian Su-57, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The US Air Force said the plane received a popular paint scheme called the “ghost.” The fighter was repainted by the 576th Ground Handling Squadron, which was part of the 64th Aggressor Squadron, which during the exercises served as the enemy.
It is specified that the painting scheme reproduces the “enemy fighter” in preparation for meeting a real threat. Last year, a paint shop at Nellis Air Base has already repainted one of the training aircraft.
However, the project manager Jim Gill admitted that this time the specialists had to work hard to perform the painting in accordance with the sample.
Normal F-16 painting takes about 11 days. 12 employees had to work hard to get a “ghostly” scheme for 18 days, and had to work in three shifts.
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