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Cool A-10 Camouflauge

  

 
Reminds me of the Brookwood Phase IV camouflage pattern.
  

 

21 Responses to “Cool A-10 Camouflauge”

  1. Erik says:

    Looks like the Aussies got ahold of it.

  2. Tounushi says:

    “Reminds me of the Brookwood Phase IV”

    Maybe if the blobs’ edges weren’t as sharp and defined. Otherwise it looks like AUSCAM or Beogam.

  3. Fly on the Wall says:

    Funny, I remember doing that camo scheme on a Monogram 1/72 scale A-10 model with Q-tips back in the day….

    • Tim says:

      Q-tips ahhhhhhh man (LOL)

    • Tahoe says:

      I was just thinking I’d done this camo on a 1/48 scale back in the mid-80s. I was a kid, so I guess I didn’t realize it was a one-off scheme, I just thought it looked cool!

  4. PJ2RESQU2 says:

    20th SOS UH-1Ns were painted in the same pattern. I recall seeing some H-3 variants painted as well. Love it!

  5. Dellis says:

    Why O why on earth would we want to ditch such an awesomely beautiful and deadly machine?

    I also built a model of this and did a camo, not like this, but a desrt camo and this makes me want to do another kit. I wonder what the cost of models are now?

    • Jon, OPT says:

      Rather inexpensive, but slowly rising. There’s good stuff out there now, some really good contemporary items. I’ve been collecting kits for years.

      Jon, OPT

      • Dellis says:

        Checked some on-line retailers for models and I remember some kits I did as a youngin costing on average $15 to $20 but many of those are now $60 from Tamiya!

        Thanks for the reply Jon

        • Jon, OPT says:

          I buy mostly figures; vehicles and planes are way higher than what they used to be. The last kit I was looking for was a BTR and a good one was about 40-60. Given advances in 3D printing, drop in oil prices, the market may change. Planes like the A10 are gonna cost you. Keep searching and you can dig up some deals, Tamiya is still worth the cash in my opinion.

          Jon, OPT

          • majrod says:

            FWIW there are some diecast models that come assembled and painted that put models to shame that some of us built as kids. They are also more robust.

  6. Ethan says:

    Kinda reminds me of some of the old German WWII planes

  7. JG says:

    She’s still beautiful, no matter what makeup she puts on!

  8. FormerDirtDart says:

    Probably the best compilation of info on the Joint Attack Weapons System (JAWS) camouflage tests I’ve found

    “A-10A JAWS Schemes” by Dana Bell
    Part 1: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/a10ajawsschemesdb_1.htm
    Part 2: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/a10ajawsschemesdb_2.htm
    Part 3: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/a10ajawsschemesdb_3.htm

    And some (old school) video of it in use
    https://youtu.be/VboKISx11Tk

    • Eddie says:

      I loved that video, really makes me glad the commies were too chickenshit to fire the first shot because of men and equipment like those ready to step up against them.

  9. JG says:

    I’m also thinking, if you are down that low, where you need camouflage, then you are doing your job right!

  10. Disco says:

    If I could turn back time…..if I could find a way..

    Those would be repainted in Tiger Stripe and I wish I could have given them to the USAF during The War of North Vietnamese Aggression.

    OR

    Keep those colors and unleash them on Guadalcanal.

  11. Kevin says:

    A-10 Paintball fight!