The Skyray wasn't camouflaged in anything other
than the standard light gull gray over white, so most squadrons made
up for the lack of variety with interesting unit markings. VF-102 flew
the F4D and adorned it with this colorful scheme of red with white
The Marines flew the Ford as well, including this
F4D from VMF(AW)-114. This particular Skyray also flew for the Navy
with VF-51. When the Marines got it, the card suit emblem went up on
the rudder, and the tail cod EK was applied.
Same squadron, different look. This is from VMF(AW)-114's
early years, with the spine and tail decked out in dayglo orange.
North Island NAS
Probably one of the most colorful Skyray squadrons
around, VFAW-3 from North Island painted their F4Ds up in this nice
scheme. The number of yellow stars varied from plane to plane, most
likely depending on what kind of day it was in the paint shop.