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HistoryPhD29 May 2014 8:31 p.m. PST

Can anyone suggest a good source for early 80's camouflage schemes & colors for the West German Luftwaffe and Marine?

Jemima Fawr29 May 2014 9:46 p.m. PST

We used to see them here in Wales quite a lot (for missile shoots on Aberporth Range). IIRC, they had a very simple scheme of dark sea-grey on the upper surfaces and sides and white (or was it a very pale grey?) on the lower surfaces, extending to about one-third of the way up the fuselage sides.

Jemima Fawr29 May 2014 9:49 p.m. PST

Here's an example (scroll down the page):

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Jemima Fawr29 May 2014 10:33 p.m. PST

I can do better from the home computer:

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SouthernPhantom30 May 2014 7:20 a.m. PST

They then went to a multicolor splinter-ish scheme with different greys and a light greenish tone, but I don't remember exactly when.

Jemima Fawr30 May 2014 8:17 a.m. PST

No, I don't know when they changed either, but I was still seeing Marineflieger Tornados in the grey/white scheme at RAF Brawdy in 1989/90. I used to have photos of them, but they're probably somewhere in my dad's loft.

Jemima Fawr30 May 2014 8:19 a.m. PST

There's an excellent thread here, discussing the exact colours:

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HistoryPhD30 May 2014 1:16 p.m. PST

Thanks very much to all! Vallejo dark sea grey is anything but dark, so I think I'll go with basalt grey. What does everyone else use?

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