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80-073 at Travis AFB Airshow 2008. Anybody know why the lettering is Red?


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William Baldwin
Started during the Korean Conflict for lower night observability carried on some bases certain units to this day.
Tom VancePhoto Uploader
Thank you William...good info.
Roy Hunte
Why are the cones lying down?
Gary Schenauer
I do it all the time. Lay the cones down on their sides, snap my pics, and put them back up. Takes less than 30 seconds and it is far, far easier than having to edit them out (which requires more effort AND more time) because they are obstructing the aircraft. I've never had anyone object (but I always make certain to put them back up). What's the worst that could happen anyway ... someone calls out, "Hey, you, put those back up!" ... and I say, "OK, sorry." And walk off with great pics. In fact, I've sometimes moved them completely away, taken my shots, and then put them back (but I only do THAT if someone in charge is right there and I've asked and received permission). A couple times I was told I could not move them away ... but ... I could lay them down.
I am guessing that Alien (Tom V) laid them down himself. Right, T.? (Thumbs up)
Gary Schenauer
Alien, these are based at Beale. That fact alone gives a great clue about the R & B colors. Their Black Talons are the same scheme.
Tom VancePhoto Uploader
You are good Gman..!!! actually another photog did what you described - I just took advantage of the shot! 5* on the Gman explanation!


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