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I have cool friends.  That's the best way to explain this little feature.  It's not a walkaround, which is what you all are used to seeing here, but I just HAD to share these with you.  Chad Merritt, a friend and coworker, saw DetailSITE last week and mentioned something about F-21s.  "The Kfirs?", I asked?  Turns out his father was CO of VF-43 when the US Navy leased the Kfirs from Israel for ACM training in the late 80s...that's Chad's father in aircraft "00", or "double nuts" as you Navy types might call it.  Chad got these photos from his dad for me to scan and put out for your enjoyment.  A few things to note...first off, I actually tweaked the brightness of the photos so you can see the aircraft better, but did not play with colors or contrast.  Note how effective this camouflage scheme is!  Also, note the blowby doors open on "06" sitting and ready to go on the tarmac...and you'll see the lower "combat flaps" (hey, I don't know what else to call them) under the center wing painted red on "00" in the picture of it banking away over the peninsula.  Lots of stenciling and overpainting on these birds...I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!  Chad tells me there may be more- stay tuned!

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