What colors were wartime German protypes

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    I'm still thinking of getting the fw190 A-0 and maybe the 109X with a radial engine prototypes and am wondering about their colors.

    Considering it was wartime would they be standard cameo colors or one color overall?. if one color which one? if cameo the 74 75 76 scheme?.

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    Depends on the plane you're talking about Tim. FW 190 protoype flew prewar, in June/39 and was painted an overall dark green upper camo, likely 70/71 with 65 undersides. Me 163 prototype was overall 76. Me 262 was 74/75/76. You get it.
     

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    #3 stona, Jun 30, 2011
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    It depends very much on manufacturer and time. Pre-war Meserschmitt prototypes for example were usually overall L40/52,a light grey colour which was similar to the soon to arrive RLM63.
    Wartime prototypes often were camouflaged. The only photographs of a radial engined 109 I know of are of V21and it isn't painted .

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    What colour the fabric covered control surfaces were is open to conjecture.
    There are some good photographs of Bf109 V21 on p120 of Radinger and Schick,Bf109A-E. There is a line drawing of the BMW powered Bf109X on p121.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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