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SAC Era color schemes for the BUFF

October 9 2001 at 10:54 PM
donnie  (no login)
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Hello all
Having served about 10 years in the old SAC, I have this nostalgic obsession with modeling the BUFF & KC-135, in the "bare metal/aluminum" paint schemes. Does anyone know the year (years) when the paint schemes changed from "aluminum & white" to SIOP (BUFF) and the Air Defense Gray for the Tanker? I have books and photographs which give me a close guess, but I want to be sure of the markings that I choose (which are limited anyway) I also have photographs of Tankers from SEA that were still "aluminum" as late as 1969.

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Mark "USAF Brat" Hoffman
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try "www.stratofortress.org" - hth, and n/t.

October 9 2001, 11:17 PM 

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Tom Gaj
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Bomber/tanker camo dates

October 10 2001, 12:42 AM 

B-52s switched from aluminum laquer over anti-flash white to SIOP or SEA (D-models only)camouflage starting in 1965.
Tankers began the transition from aluminum to ADC Gray about 1976-77.

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Thanks, Tom, NT

October 10 2001, 6:54 AM 


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