48th Fighter Wing unveils Heritage F-15

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A P-47 Thunderbolt lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 30, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) https://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/A%20and%20A%20Five/P-47%20Thunderbolt%20lands%20at%20Royal%20Air%20Force%20Lakenheath%20England%20Jan.%2030%202019..jpg An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron is painted in the heritage colors of its World War II P-47 Thunderbolt predecessor at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England Jan 30. The 48th Fighter Wing officially unveiled the aircraft publicly during a ceremony on Jan 31. (U.S. Air Force photo's/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/A%20and%20A%20Five/F-15E%20Strike%20Eagle%20assigned%20to%20the%20492nd%20Fighter%20Squadron%20is%20painted%20in%20the%20heritage%20colors%20of%20its%20World%20War%20II%20P-47%20Thunderbolt%20predecessor%20at%20Royal%20Air%20Force%20Lakenheath%20England%20Jan%203.jpg http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/A%20and%20A%20Five/F-15E%20Strike%20Eagle%20assigned%20to%20the%20492nd%20Fighter%20Squadron%20is%20painted%20in%20the%20heritage%20colors%20of%20its%20World%20War%20II%20P-47%20Thunderbolt%20predecessor%20at%20Royal%20Air%20Force%20Lakenheath%20England%20Jan%203_2.jpg http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/A%20and%20A%20Five/F-15E%20Strike%20Eagle%20assigned%20to%20the%20492nd%20Fighter%20Squadron%20is%20painted%20in%20the%20heritage%20colors%20of%20its%20World%20War%20II%20P-47%20Thunderbolt%20predecessor%20at%20Royal%20Air%20Force%20Lakenheath%20England%20Jan%203_1.jpg
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Both look great :)
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More the pre-1947-style national insignia, without red bars. I'm a bit surprised by that. The USAF has never been one for commemorative schemes, let alone one that deviates from T.O.1-1.

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I'm not so sure about that, seen a few decent ones over the past few years, Tuskeegee F16, WW2 marked A10, Pre WW2 (Pea Shooter esque) F16, not to mention ANG/AFR F15's and 16's amongst others.