There was a return paint job, although there is a different story behind it. There was some cross deck training going on and this US Marine F-4 suffered some sort of mechanical failure, HMS Ark Royal was about to do a port visit somewhere where US presence wasn’t welcome so the F-4 had it’s tail repainted to hide it amongst the on deck RN machines.
Can’t find the image but I have seen one of this jet parked with the RN F-4’s
There’s a black version as well.
Indeed, in Malta.
Another special painting to commemorate the anniversary of a Dutch squadron:
This time it is 323 Test and Evaluation Squadron, and again a F35.
The painting is done on panels, as it cannot stay permanent on the plane. This due to the special paint normally on the plane.
Luftwaffe Eurofighter in special livery commemorating 75 years of Israeli independence.
Special decoration applied to a C-160 “Transall” of Lufttransportgeschwader 63 (LTG 63) of the Luftwaffe based in Hohn AB for the 55th anniversary of the squadron and the 60th anniversary of the Luftwaffe in 2016 :
Another Transall : this one belonged to the Escadron de Transport 2/64 Béarn (70th anniversary of the unit in 2014)
The last French Air Force Transall before retirement in 2022
In flight with its successor, the A-400M
Again a few images from the Dutch 322 squadron (the oldest still in existence, the ones before WW2 all disbanded):
323 Squardon aniversary paintings:
a variant of the same:
Back in 2011, the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, honoring the Centennial of Naval Aviation, participated in the Heritage Paint Project, recreating vintage paint schemes on aircraft not scheduled for deployment:
More information, with links to a PDF about the Heritage Paint Project and a zipfile with more photos of the repainted aircraft, can be found at Aviation Archives.
To honor the 79th anniversary of D-Day and the 100 years of aviation, the USAF added invasion stripes and retro schemes to various aircraft.
Air National Guard Americana F-15
@ReluctantRenegade Thank you, It’s been a long time since I read the account and seen the photo of the US F-4 hidden amongst the FAA F-4’s.
Several RAF liveries:
Venezuelan Air Force
Wild Weasel 50th Anniversary paint scheme on a F-16C from the 20th Fighter Wing
F-16 painted for the 90th anniversary of the Texas Air National Guard 111th Fighter Squadron in 2007
The rudder is painted like a JN-4 Jenny, a biplane the squadron flew in the 1920s.
The wings and flaps recall the paint schemes of the pre-World War II era.
The “N5 A” was the insignia the squadron’s P-51 Mustangs sported during WWII, in which the 111th shot down 44 enemy aircraft.
The blue fuselage represents the Korean War, where the squadron shot down two enemy aircraft. The “Ace in the Hole” and star on the tail replicate the markings of the 111th’s F-84s during that conflict.
F-16C of the Air Force’s Viper Demonstration team :