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DougEagle17 Nov 2019 3:18 p.m. PST

Without looking at purchasing any books, I'm wondering where I might be able to locate colour schemes for both British and Italian ships in the Mediterranean?


Dennis17 Nov 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

Search Google images by ship name.

Sundance18 Nov 2019 8:30 a.m. PST

Both countries used extensive camo schemes. However, many were unique to those individual ships and some changed frequently throughout the war. As Dennis suggested, best to search by ship name. The problem is, most pics you're going to get are going to be prewar with no camoflage. The camo pics you do get probably won't have a date associated so you won't know what period of time you're looking at for that scheme.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2019 9:35 a.m. PST

For the British take a look at Mal Wright's great books on WW II Commonwealth warships. Old Warship Profiles and Osprey books can give some examples of Italian warship camo. As indicated above these were changed frequently and it is often difficult to associate a time period.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2019 9:58 a.m. PST

link beginning on this page are some black and white silhouettes and a colour chart. Continue to page forward and you will find more, some will be in colour. There will also be fuzzy photos from photobucket ignore those continue forward and you will get more, Italian, linedrawings.

You might also search for scale model pages which will have painted examples

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 6:44 p.m. PST

Some color images on this site, but only for certain ships, of which these are examples:

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