February 18th, 2015, 08:49
You can collect drawings, paintings, decal sheets, study repainted museum displays and model kits, read historical recounts
written years later, etc., until you're blue in the face (and driven to search even more because they will conflict). But a
photograph of the real aircraft is the indisputable final word (and even then always question captions).
Granted my sources are limited but I've only ever seen photos of the Ferris scheme in the darker grays on the Enterprise or
flying with/parked among VF-1 birds. And also a couple examples (found after our messages Tom) from VX-4 taken at Nellis
in 1977 (according to the captions) with the same camo pattern in lighter tones of gray but with all markings painted over
except the nose numbers and crew names.