The title says it all.

Can be clearly seen for example in this image:

(image source: Wikimedia)

The rest of the jet seems to have a camouflage.

  • $\begingroup$ Tips of the vertical stabs are also white... $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Oct 16 '19 at 13:17

It is all part of the camouflage.

The blue parts on the bottom make the aircraft hard to identify from below against a blue-background (sky). The dark parts on the top make it difficult to identify from above against a dark background (ground).

The white parts make the aircraft's size/shape difficult to determine. This helps to confuse the enemy by making the aircraft seem farther away than it really is.

  • $\begingroup$ totally agreed, in addition to Ron's answer each country has its own camouflage color reference/catalouge lets say. I have found it hard to get the Russian one but you can have a look at the US one here milspeccoating.com/Federal-Standard-595-Colors-s/… $\endgroup$ – Islam Elsayed Oct 16 '19 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ I would think more of a "fade" from grey to white, than a sharp line, would be much better, even if the fade is only over say 6 to 12 inches or so. $\endgroup$ – quiet flyer Oct 16 '19 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ ausairpower.net/Su-34-Fullback/… I have seen photos of SU-34s with grey radomes and matching vert stab tips. I am not convinced that a bright white radome is considered a form of camouflage. I would like to see some sort of reference to back it up. $\endgroup$ – Mike Sowsun Oct 16 '19 at 19:57
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    $\begingroup$ I'm with Mike Sowsun. In fact, highlighting the nose and tail like this would provide a clear reference point that could actually aid one in estimating range. Maybe this is a training or aggressor version? $\endgroup$ – Michael Hall Oct 16 '19 at 21:55
  • $\begingroup$ I am starting to think the radomes are actually “radio transparent” grey or white as per this modelling website: internethobbies.com/products/… $\endgroup$ – Mike Sowsun Oct 17 '19 at 1:01

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