Exclusive Photos Of The A-10 Demo Team’s WWII-Inspired Warthog Paint Scheme

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WWII Heritage Paint - A-10 Thunderbolt II - AirshowStuff
Photo Courtesy Scott Frink

Earlier, we told you about the special paint scheme the A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will be displaying next year. The design is inspired by a WWII P-51 Mustang. The only glimpse of the partially completed A-10 came through a short teaser video shared around social media and showed a large green patch on the top of the fuselage.

Now we’ve got a couple exclusive photos showing more details of the scheme, including invasion stripes! These were sent to us by Scott Frink, but he gives all credit for the design to Carlo Lawrence and the paint shop. No doubt about it, they did a great job!

WWII Heritage Paint - A-10 Thunderbolt II - AirshowStuff
Photo Courtesy Scott Frink

The paint scheme appears very similar to several Mustangs, but the first that comes to our mind is “Geraldine”, shown here at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

P-51 Mustang "Geraldine" - AirshowStuff

What do you think of the new scheme? What Mustang does it remind you of? Be sure to weigh in on our forums and look for more details on the paint as they become available!

7 Responses

  1. PeterTx52

    why not use a P-47 paint scheme instead since the T-bolt was excellent at ground attack

  2. Don Durner

    Why not work with the A10’s grandfather, the many variants of the strafing B25? The G and H models carried up to 10 forward facing 50’s and a 75mm cannon. Gun nosed J’s had 14 50’s! Armor bolted around the cockpit, extremely loud twin Wright’s, dihedral wings, various bomb loads including para-frags and torpedoes, and twin tails! A10, grandson of a gunship.

    • Spunky McCluster

      They didn’t include any exclusive photos. Why put out a false headline ?

  3. Robert

    I LOVE THIS…. I see a bunch of “why nots” but this is just plain (plane…. lol )……… COOL ! Thank You for the update.\, I’ll make it a point to attend a show and watch this aircraft .

  4. James R Hankel

    Great scheme! I was stationed at AFFTC when this bird was still in Cat2 flight test and it is old enough itself to be considered as a classic. Kudos to the originators.

  5. Ron Timm

    Just finished a 1:48 scale A-10 and would like to have top, bottom, left, and right views of the new paint job so I can match.
    Thanks, Ron

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