Cessna L-19A Bird
Nowadays I doubt one could find a single airworthy
Bird Dog that wasn't all dolled up like a
"Warbird". However, it
wasn't always that way as the above shot illustrates. This was
late as 1979 (at El Paso), so it's
only in the last 15 years or so when owners decided to dress
aircraft up in (quite often spurious) military markings.
This one was previously 51-12174.
It is still apparently currently
still alive and well and still living in Texas. Incidentally,
when flying in
civil guise, this
aircraft is known as the Cessna 305A.