Another F-4E question!
The F-4E that I am building is in SEA lizard (overall) camouflage. I have a question about the stores pylons and the tanks.
The AirDoc instruction sheet shows that the pylons are painted in the same colour as the underlying camouflage. Is that accurate? My experience with RAF Harriers was that they were all painted Dark Green, regardless of the underlying colour of the camouflage at the station to which they were to be fitted. Keying the pylon colours to specific stations seems like unnecessary extra work to me.
Likewise with the tanks. The wing tanks are painted overall FS34102, but the instructions show the centreline tank to be painted overall FS34079. Given that the same bay is likely to service both styles of tank, is it reasonable to assume that both would be painted the same colour?
Or did the USAF really pay so much attention to detail that they could key tank and pylon colours to the underlying camouflage?