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Sundance Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2012 4:22 p.m. PST

I need a color reference (or several) for WWII German aircrew flight suits. Thanks!

Mako1129 Jul 2012 7:38 a.m. PST

I seem to recall them being a light brownish/khaki color. I saw a few in a light, olive green too.

There should be some color references in the Osprey books. Try the one(s) in the Battle of Britain ones.

Of course, some pilots, especially the fighters, would wear their own, or captured leather jackets as well. Those could be brown, or black, depending upon the manufacturer.

Here's more info on the subject. Looks like you can paint them pretty much any way you like, within reason, since some pilots had their stuff custom made:

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Sundance Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2012 10:50 a.m. PST

Thanks, Mako. That's pretty much what came to my mind as well, but wanted to be sure.

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