It's not Photoshopped:
For more on this aircraft, see https://thanlont.blogspot.com/2019/08/us-navy-f-84-thunderjet.html
Unfortunately, no color photo of it exists and interpretation of this one is difficult.
As a target drone, it should have been painted overall Insignia Red.
However, the wings and empennage seem to be a lighter color than the fuselage. Except for not having a red stripe on the wings and a red rudder or vertical tail, it appears to be painted as a drone controller, with an Engine Gray fuselage and Orange Yellow wings and empennage.
This F-84 went through a Navy repair and overhaul facility before going to NADC, so presumably the proper color scheme was known. However, there is a possibility that there was some confusion with the scheme.
In any event, this was an F-84B, so it had a shorter fuselage and sliding canopy than the E and subsequent. (Also see https://tailhooktopics.blogspot.com/2018/12/republic-f-84-thunderjet-fuselage-length.html)
by Tommy H. Thomason
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The first edition of Scooter! is out of print and selling for silly prices on Amazon so Crécy decided to publish a second one. I've corrected typos and errors as well as added new illustrations and updated the sections on foreign military services and civil-registered Skyhawks. Also see HERE. For reviews of the first edition, click HERE.