May 24th, 2016, 01:34
Thanks for the kind words!
As Dave mention, the Viggens were in matt bare metal. Albeit a slight shine, the appearance was far from polished metal. After a few years the matt metal looked more like a light grey paint. Of course a brand new factory fresh Viggen would appear more shine than an in service aircraft.
It is quite interesting that the splinter scheme which the Viggens got after a few years was a camouflage used on everything in the Swedish military from aircraft, uniforms, vehicles to ships!