French C-135 with one white wing (?)

French C-135 with one white wing (?)


Istres, France (FR)
The US flies a few C-135 research planes with black wings but I'm not sure why one would have a white wing. Could be a lense flare but it looks too uniform with not much bleed for that.

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@ 2011-01-26 23:48:30
Probably undergoing maintenance. Everything needs a coat of paint once in a while.

The facility is Istres-Le Tubé Air Base near Marseille. The base is home to Mirage 2000N strike fighters and KC135 tankers, as well as serving as a storage facility for the ASMP nuclear tipped missiles for the Mirages.

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