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Corrosion control gives eagle new coat

Posted 12/28/2012   Updated 12/28/2012 Email story   Print story


12/28/2012 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Airman 1st Class Ryan Goodman, 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural journeyman and native of Austin, Texas, paints a squadron patch on an F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron Dec. 18, 2012. The 48th EMS corrosion control section is responsible for ensuring all Liberty Wing aircraft and associated equipment are corrosion free and painted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen Linch)

1/17/2013 4:09:37 AM ET
The Eagle is far too angular to benefit from stealth coating. Most of an aircraft's radar cross-section is determined by the flat surfaces that are able to reflect radio waves.
Michael, Izmir AS Turkey
1/2/2013 12:20:46 PM ET
As a suggestion why does the Air Force not paint the F15Es with Stealth coating to make it less observable. I know it is more expensive and harder to apply but I just wanted to throw that suggestion out there. As a front line base it would be a good experience to upgrade the F15Es if possible to be Stealth similar to the Silent Egale Boeing is trying to market.There may be more to the program than the stealth coating but if it helps a little it may be worth the trials in Europe and cheaper per aircraft. Lakenheath Propulsion Maintainer 1983-87
SNCO Ret 89, SW Ohio
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