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RF-101C auxiliary tanks, Vietnam-era

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I found this uncredited photo in my collection Q, which looks like part of the same camo trials. The colours and pattern are a bit clearer on this one.

Click pic (and again) for full size. It's an RF-101A rather than a RF-101C which is why I didn't notice it before.

 

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Just superb, Chek. And very helpful as well.

Of interest is the dark brown colour, not noticeable on b&w prints. The general black-green pattern is rather consistent.

 

Here's a pic of 41512 in Vietnam. The brown appears to be added as an afterthought

 

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Cheers,

Quang

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6 hours ago, quang said:

The brown appears to be added as an afterthought

 

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While artwork is generally as reliable as a tissue paper hammer, this profile does lend some substance to that idea.

 

The photo below also shows the brown areas. It's notable that the upper one has a very low contrast with the green, and that given the fading on the red of the national insignia hasn't bleached out to anything like the (completely different) tan in the period photo in the lower one. Maybe it could be FS 30140? It would have been on hand at St Louis for the Iranian Phantom contract

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 4:57 PM, quang said:

Aha! The plot thickens.

How about the brown on this one? Another thing to take in consideration is the discoloration of the period Kodachrome.

 

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Kodachrome was a highly-stable, so much so that its yellow dye was calculated to fade 20% in 185 years. If you mean color film in general from the period, then I agree. Ektachrome and other color films were much less-stable and tended to fade quickly. The color shift, however, is more towards blue.

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