Current VFC-111 F-5N landing gear and gear well colors

Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:08 am

May 17th, 2018, 5:20 am #1

Gloss white or aluminum?
Difficult to tell from the photos I'm using.













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Joined: November 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm

May 17th, 2018, 12:01 pm #2

The wells are aluminum. The wheels are mostly white these days (as they get overhauled they get painted white and that's been happening since about the mid 2000s), and the struts can be white or aluminum depending on when they were last built up.

This pic is a good example of the mix out there. So, you wouldn't be "wrong" either way.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:08 am

May 18th, 2018, 1:29 am #3

So the answer, then, is...yes.  ;-)
I think I will grab one of my coins and flip my way through the gear...
Thanks much, Whitey.
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Joined: October 9th, 2010, 9:20 pm

May 26th, 2018, 11:44 am #4

I found some pics I took of a VFC-111 jet at a local airshow a few years back.



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Joined: November 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm

May 29th, 2018, 12:21 pm #5

That's a great mix of white and silver/aluminum colored components.
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June 2nd, 2018, 5:37 am #6

In all this time, I never noticed that the servicing data plate on the MLG door is in German. Guess that makes it one of the F-5Es that were purchased from the Swiss Air Force.
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