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Looking for F-5A reference photo
Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 26, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC
I'm currently building Kinetic F-5A kit and I will paint it in USAF training markings (one of the Greek jets that were held for some time at Kelly AFB and used by USAF).

The problem I have is that Kinetic kit includes a nice emblem for the tail of the aircraft to go on the International Orange (not fluorescent red as Kinetic described it!) part of the fin, but all the photos I found of that aircraft show it with plain orange tail, without the emblem there...

I would very much like to use the emblem, but I want the model to be reasonably accurate, so I want to make sure that at some point in time the jet actually carried it.

So my question is, does someone have a reference photo of that particular jet WITH the emblem on the tail, as in the Kinetic kit?

Here is how Kinetic did it (the option on the right):

And here is the photo I found showing the jet unfortunately without the tail emblem...