Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
That's too bad! The ideal air show piece is one at the end of production, just before delivery to the customer. However, sometimes, it's more practical to arrange for an in-service unit to be the representative vehicle. And then you're at the mercy of whatever that particular military outfit ends up bringing...I recently saw some photos of a an AH-64 Apache that Boeing, much to their shame (sorry, Chris!) sent to a defence industries show in Poland, and it had all kinds of gunk like that. Not sure what Boeing was thinking, sending a piece of junk like that at a time when the Polish government is talking about buying new combat helicopters, but that's not at all relevant to this discussion .