Luftwaffe Aircraft Camouflage and Markings

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  1. Micdrow

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    This thread will be for the discussion of Luftwaffe aircraft markings and camouflage.

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    A few starters.

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    I got these pictures from the Bf-109 lair web page. I converted them to pdf file for easier viewing.

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    great thanx

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    Can anyone help me with interior or cockpit colours for german aircraft prewar about 1936 ??
     
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    Hi,
    According to info I found in one book about Luftwaffe colours,up to November 1941 when the instruction L.Div 521 determined directly and accurately colours of cockpit interior and other parts af an a/c,the interior paints depended on elements and materials that they were made of.For instance: before 1937 the interior of an engine cowling had the galvanized metal tonality, later it was painted with RLM 02 colour.What is more,looking from an engine direction,the fire cross-section wasn't painted at all,but from the cockpit side the fire partition was coloured with grey-green RLM 02.If I find something else I'll write there.

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    Many thanks for the information i willl look foward to any more you can give
     
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    I do remember seeing a web site or two that dealt with Captured USAAF aircraft that were r"re-flagged" in Luftwaffe markings.

    Was a P-40 ever captured by the Luftwaffe? And, is there a website that has pictures of such an aircraft?:shock:
     
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    Hi
    join this excellent board :)
    there is plenty on captured a/c, ( including p-40 )
    cheers
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    Luftwaffe Experten Message Board (Powered by Invision Power Board)
     
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    Great forum! Can anyone direct me to information on inspection and warning placards? The triangular labels that were painted on various parts of Luftwaffe aircraft. Looking for descriptions or photos of the various types and placement. I'm particulalry interested in labels for the Ju87, but any similar Luft labels would do. Thanks.
     
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    Quick list of RLM colors.

    RLM Colors

    A challenging aspect of modeling late-war Luftwaffe aircraft such as the Me 262 is rendering the color scheme. The following list provides most of the RLM colors which were used on Luftwaffe aircraft and a FS 595a equivalent. Please keep in mind that limitations of the FS color system preclude an exact match in all cases and should be considered approximations.

    RLM # Namen Name FS 595a equivalent
    02 Grau (gray) FS 36165
    04 Gelb (yellow) FS 23538
    21 Weiss (white) FS 37886
    22 Schwarz (black) FS 37038
    23 Rot (red) FS 31136
    24 Dunkelblau (dark blue) FS 25053
    25 Hellgrun (bright green) FS 34115
    26 Braun (brown) FS 30109
    27 Gelb (yellow) FS 33655
    65 Hellblau (bright blue) FS 35414
    66 Schwarzgrau (black-gray) FS 36081
    70 Schwarzgrun (black-green) FS 34050
    71 Dunkelgrun (dark green) FS 34079
    72 Graun (green) FS 34056
    73 Grun (green) FS 34092
    74 Graugrun (gray-green) FS 36801
    75 Grauviolett (gray-violet) FS 36122
    76 Lichtblau (light blue) FS 36473
    77 Lichtgrau (light gray) FS 36492
    78 Hellblau (bright blue) FS 35414
    79 Sandgelb (sand yellow) FS 30215
    80 Olivgrun (olive-green FS 34052
    81 Braunviolett (brown-violet) FS 34087
    82 Hellgrun (bright green) FS 34138
    83 Dunkelgrun (dark green) FS 34083
    99 Gelbgrun (yellow-green) FS 34227
     
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    Because Njaco's link hasn't work at all, it can come in handy,I think.

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    How about some pic's/drawings of the different markings used by squadron
    commanders, etc ?

    Charles
     
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    You are right.A good idea.I have to dig something out.
     
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    I always wondered why the LW had so many camo patterns while the allies had a only basic Desert, Atlanic, and the OD over gray?

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    To be honest it is not true.The RLM rules stated clearly how LW planes had to be painted.There were basic camo patterns for all kind of planes both fighters and bombers( used at hight and day),etc...also the desert one.But the war conditions forced the technical crews to adjust these patterns to the battle field needs.What is more, at the end of war there were huge problems with all in Germant so they had to use what they had.
     
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    Thanks, I understand now

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    U are welcome.:)
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    Do you ever wonder if it actually worked? and i mean all the time, sometimes i can easily see but what about now? wait im sorry i just realised what i wrote...sorry guys i've been drinkin since 1600 sorry didnt mean to intrudde buuurrrpppp:oops:
     
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