This is a brand new paint job, as of early November 2020 celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 457th Fighter Squadron in 2019.
The Spads are based at NAS JRB Fort Worth (TX) and showed just recently this marvelous looking F-16C/D in 75th anniversary colours, which should normally have occurred in 2019. On the tail is the squadron lineage visible, starting from top to bottom with the North American P-51 Mustang (1944–1945), the Republic F-84 Thunderjet (1953–1957), the North American F-100 Super Sabre (1957–1958), the Republic F-105 Thunderchief (1972–1982), the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (1981–1991) and the General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon (1990–present).
The jet got released from the paint shop in Waco (TX) on 4 November 2020, and returned to their home base at as Spad 91. The 457th FS is slated to transition to the F-35A Lightning II in 2023 which will mean the “Spads to the Bone” will see many more years of service.
Thanks so much for the photos that seem to be taken on this birds first flight out of the paint shop, Caulun Belcher https://www.instagram.com/txavgeek/?hl=en
and thanks also to Roughmaster for the fabulous screenshots (Roughmaster#4084) on Discord
Any issues with the skin, im on discord also as Fish#7721.
Hope you all enjoy!