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Re: Independece class LCS painted?
From the ones we've been up close and personal with, Independence class ships appear to be unpainted aluminum - when brand new, they look very mottled due to the variation in tones of the individual panels of the metal, but as they weather, the aluminum surface oxidizes making them look more uniform almost like a light gray color but still somewhat spotty looking. Either way, the little gun turret is gray which really stands out as obviously being different.
Freedom class ships appear to have gray painted hulls below the crease with unpainted aluminum superstructure above.
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