Thunderbird Headshot 1680 x 1050 Widescreen Wallpaper

Clean shot of a Thunderbird F-16C head-on. Who knows why they don't paint the radome?


  1. I believe it has something to do with the radar.

    But recently the dutch air force demo team updated their colour scheme, which can be found here:

    Here you see that it is possible.

  2. Yes, but I don't think you need radar when you do solo display...
    Although I don't know why the thunderbirds don't do it...

  3. That's right, but if needed in case of emergency (War with Russia/Chine for example) these planes should be deployed immediatly without days of delay for installing radar, weapon systems etc etc. (Otherwise the Thunderbirds and de Dutch Solo team display bird could also be the old block 1's, 5's, or the 10's fighters?)

    So, these are just "normal" fighter, but with a diffent paint job.