“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
that looks like a set of pajamas somebody would wear to walmart
it's the high visibility paint called for the wing rally point aircraft, it doesn't go into combat. separate groups and squadrons rally to this aircraft in a "safe" airspace before heading into battle en mass.
Allows groups and squadrons to make a "zip-lip" departure. "Red six, get your ass over here; you're joining up on the wrong formation.
Don't tell me, the pilot's name is Ronald McDonald.
That's the 49er's about to drop a bomb on KC.
Bet ya a dollar the Chiefs scalp 'em...
The Judas Goat. Commonly the plane that was least able to get back to battle, it only circled the airstrips where squadrons were taking off so they could find a common point in the sky to group up, then it would return to base. Naturally it was lightened of guns, ammo, bombs, and extra weight, so it could hang around a while, and sometimes simply damaged too much for battle, but not enough to stay aloft short periods of time. For a thorough look at the nice variety of paint schemes that were used to make the judas goat plane extremely easy to identify, the blue polka dot on white is my favorite: https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/10/judas-goat-bombers-assembly-ships.html
You know the maintenance troops loved being able to go nuts with the paint schemes.
Red touches yellow, kill a fellow....
Fruit Stripe Corporate aircraft!