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Sundance Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2010 10:42 p.m. PST

I'm familiar with the mottled grey camo on the nightfighters. Wings Palette has some illustrations of nightfighters painted black and a couple indicated as being overall sky blue with grey mottling and in Battling the Bombers, Johnen refers to his plane (and the others in his unit) as being painted white. Does anyone have any other information about paint schemes other than the normal medium grey over light grey for night fighters?

Top Gun Ace Inactive Member27 Nov 2010 11:36 p.m. PST

Black was used very early in the war, and soon after abandoned.

I think most of the mottled planes were the white (actually a very light gray), with mottling over the upper surfaces.

The wings palette site is a good resource.

highlandcatfrog Inactive Member27 Nov 2010 11:57 p.m. PST

I believe there was a lot more variation amongst the night fighters than amongst the day fighters. Official schemes changed a number of times, and differed from one plane type to another.

There's some very basic info here:

users.hol.gr/~nowi

A couple of 3-view drawings here:

jpsmodell.de/dc/main_e.htm

And quite a few profile drawings here:

link

As with any other plane type, pick a "snapshot" of a moment in time for a particular unit and paint accordingly.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2010 12:10 a.m. PST

Top Gun, I figured that he was referring to the grey camo as well.

Highland, thanks for that 1st link – I keep alternately finding and losing that website. The other two (especially the third one) are useful as well.

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