Hangar camouflage?

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  1. mosquitoman

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    Bit of a weird question, but were british aircraft hangars camouflaged and if so, what sort of colours and patterns were there?
     
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    That is weird, but I would guess they were - here's an example from Lockheed and the way they camouflaged a whole plant known as "A1." B-17 were being built there...

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    Excellent pictures FLYBOYJ.
     
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    wow! I just need to know about the sides of it because I've put one of my models in a box with a "hangar" wall behind it and wondered if I need to paint it. I'll post a pi when it's done
     
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    Thats impressive joe
     
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    Indeed it is.
     
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    Lockheed had most of their plant that way during the war...
     
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    Impressive Joe! Great pic.
     
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    What type of hanger is it? I don't think many(if any) were painted, I know that there were a lot with just the concrete or brick on display. There are alot of "C" Type hangars down my way and none of them show signs of the sides being painted.
     
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    Just a generic RAF hangar, thanks for the info
     
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    What if a downed japanese plane attemped to land on the plant?
     
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    The pilot would be in for a very big surprise
     
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    the RAF just did a sort of sand yellow for the walls and did their brown/green roof..........

    as for the cammo didn't they cover the taj mahal in a giant cammo net during the war? not a clue if it's true or not just sumthing i heard years ago..........
     
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    thanks, I've sorted it out now- there's a pic somewhere in the post your models section with a pic of what I've done
     
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