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Aardvark static display goes "dark vark"

Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, spray a coating of paint onto an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, spray a coating of paint onto an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, spray a coating of paint onto an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, spray a coating of paint onto an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron tightens the straps on his respirator mask prior to painting an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. In addition to aircraft painting and other normal duties, low observable technicians perform cosmetic maintenance on static displays at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron tightens the straps on his respirator mask prior to painting an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. In addition to aircraft painting and other normal duties, low observable technicians perform cosmetic maintenance on static displays at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron sprays a coating of paint on an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. After previously being painted solid gray, the aircraft will now have a “dark vark” scheme of dark green and gray. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron sprays a coating of paint on an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. After previously being painted solid gray, the aircraft will now have a “dark vark” scheme of dark green and gray. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A batch of paint is mixed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. Two different colored paints were used to restore an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display on base. After previously being painted solid gray, the aircraft will now have a “dark vark” scheme of dark green and gray. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

A batch of paint is mixed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. Two different colored paints were used to restore an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display on base. After previously being painted solid gray, the aircraft will now have a “dark vark” scheme of dark green and gray. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron tape off sections of an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display prior to repainting it at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron tape off sections of an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display prior to repainting it at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Tech Sgt. Nicholas Fonzo, a low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, repairs corrosion damage on an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. The static displays on base require maintenance due to weather and wildlife as needed.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Tech Sgt. Nicholas Fonzo, a low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, repairs corrosion damage on an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. The static displays on base require maintenance due to weather and wildlife as needed.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron tape off sections of an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display prior to repainting it at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance.