The Air National Guard Paint Facility in Sioux City, Iowa rolled out a uniquely painted, all dark gray U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon fighter aircraft this week.
The aircraft is set to be delivered to the Texas Air National Guard (TX ANG)’s 149th Fighter Wing (149 FW) stationed at Kelly Field Annex, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).
The new, single color paint scheme is a recent departure from the older two-tone grey paint scheme normally associated with F-16’s that belong to the U.S. Air Force. The older paint scheme is about ten years old as the standard paint scheme of the USAF F-16s.
“The new procedure helps minimize aircraft downtime which increases the facilities availability and efficiency”, said a statement from the 185th Air Refueling Wing (185 ARW) of the Iowa Air National Guard.
The 185 ARW based at Colonel Bud Day Field (Sioux Gateway Airport) in Sioux City, Iowa hosts the ANG Paint Facility.