Luftwaffe Aircraft Camouflage and Markings

Discussion in 'Aircraft Markings and Camouflage' started by Micdrow, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Thank you,you helped me a lot to deal with colors.^)
     
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    Any additional information about this type of paint scheme based off the photos would be appreciated.

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    That looks like a colourised photo to me. The emblem on the nose is for a reconnaissance unit, 2.Aufklr.Gr 123.
    Such units usually used standard camouflaged aircraft and I'd be suspicious of that image. It needs some investigation. It might be it was stripped of paint for any number of reasons if it is genuine.
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    Nice image.

    I have found a third photo of the same aircraft this one seems not so enhanced for the lack of a better term.

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    It clearly is a two tone scheme I have identified the aircraft it is 4U+GK. I found another photo online that has the exact same items in the photo as the colour one.

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    Note the boxes behind the aircraft the three wires hanging down from the landing gear. I think proof positive the same plane.

    Also there is a decal sheet of this aircraft.

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    Authentic Decals - All categories - Junkers Ju-88D - Karaya

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    Also the question about the colour photo being colourised take a look at all three versions see if you can see what is odd about them.

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    See it?

    There is a tan coloured engine panel in all three images. A strange thing to do with a colourised photo don't you think? The simple answer would be paint it all the same in photoshop. I believe this is a legit colour photo.
    I am guessing the tan panel was a repair they took it from another aircraft.

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    Even the black white photo of 4U+GK hints at a possible colour variation on this panel.

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    Can't see a tan-colured panel, but I can see a removed panel, showing the inside of the cowling, and exhaust staining immediately below the exhaust stacks.
    Overall, in all the images, even allowing for changes of contrast and colour saturation, they have the appearance of wartime Agfa colour film, so very possibly colour originals.
     
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    Not the removed lower the upper.
    Sand maybe a better choice than tan.


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    Ah, now I understand !
    I don't think that's a different coloured panel, but rather the effect of the highlights in the photo, and is probably the same as the rest of the upper surface colour.
     
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