F-22 grounded, then demasculated

Japanese modeler Hasegawa has released a new product with an interesting spin on the F-22 paint scheme. Perhaps it’s useful for spoofing optically-guided surface-to-air missiles? (This comes from the country, mind you, that gave us the Bonzai bomber video.)

F22 pink camo.jpg

7 Responses to F-22 grounded, then demasculated

  1. sferrin 10 May, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Those have been floating around the net for years. It was only a matter of time before someone made a model based on them.

  2. Uresh 10 May, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Not a good week to be an F-22A!

  3. rbrown 10 May, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Finally, a rational explanation for why the U.S. won’t sell one of its most trusted allies the F-22 (and keep the production line open). Congress must have been aware of Japan’s intended paint scheme.

  4. Ed 10 May, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    Yes! Go for it, USA!

  5. AC 11 May, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    This was originally a game downloadable content from a Japanese game company..

  6. Jersey Dave 11 May, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    That is cute!

    Actually, given the Japanese penchant for painting their Naval/JMSDF helicopters with pretty ocean scenes (Sadly I noticed this seeing coverage of their disaster response) I could see them making like a mountain scene or aerial paint scheme for their aircraft.

    Or anime gals as Nose Art.

    No idea why we don’t sell F-22 to Japan, Israel, Germany and maybe some others…. get unit cost down and let the USAF get a few more, and then kick the F-35 orders downthe road a couple years until the F-35 is sorted out. Win-Win for everyone except our potential adversaries….

  7. Tim D-T 12 May, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    And if we sell some F-22s to the Germans, years later they would still be pristine, with no combat missions to dirty them!

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