Colors and markings


The colors of the Firefly are rather unclear. The following color and schemes were identified:

The long tailcone (housing two parachutes) appears to have been black on almost all Fireflies. On later models, the forward part of the cone is sometimes in the camouflage color too. The 'radar blankets' (aka RAM) reported in the first chapters of 'Lightning Bugs' appear to be white.


Some snippets about markings:

Drew Hill found the painting instructions for the BQM-34 target drone in Air Force manual TO 1-1-4.

The 1959 USN Firebee paint scheme can be found on the Don Color site.

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