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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by Sander D » 10 Sep 2012 19:25

Came a cross this tiger 1 color picture on http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6608/604 ... 9a0bd4_XXL

Hope is of anny interrest :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by Sander D » 05 Oct 2012 16:34

This Picture was posted on the network54.com forum.
Comes from http://einestages.spiegel.de/external/S ... /l0/F.html
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by Sander D » 01 Dec 2012 23:02

Hi All

I'm curious on which forums this interesting picture will show up. :D :D :D

I only know this pictures as a small blurry picture, it gave the impression it was cut out of a ww2 color movie.
But this ain't the case.

If you click on the link below you get a mutch BIGER pictures ( i modified it a little with a photo program ) .
Enjoy.
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3887 ... 012pic.jpg

Cheers

The picture came from this link.
http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/shared/med ... 63-001.jpg


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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by John Hilly » 02 Dec 2012 18:19

Nice pics you've sent us. Thanks!
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by Byrden » 23 Feb 2013 16:01

[i]Hello,thanks for pics.Do you know where is the semovente?Yes Tunisia,but exactly where location? It's in good conditions?Bye :wink:[/i]

Hi.
Sorry that I couldn't answer this 5 years ago, but here's the place where the Semovente wreck was left;

http://tiger1.info/event/To-Sidi-Nsir

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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by eldar1 » 12 Mar 2013 06:38

HC8604 the panther photo is real but the hetzer photo is from a reenactment .The hetzer in the photo is a G10 from Switzerland.The last photo is a panzer in the Jacque Littlefield collection in Portola California USA.

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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by Sander D » 13 Apr 2013 20:21

A nice coulor picture of a Horch Sanka, Afrika korps ( From E-bay )
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by peeved » 13 Apr 2013 20:45

Painted pink?

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Post by Piotr Mikołajski » 14 Apr 2013 01:38

I guess it's Agfa film effect.
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Post by peeved » 14 Apr 2013 07:28

Alternatively guess that DAK (chronically short of paint, among other things) might have utilized captured stocks of LRDG Desert Pink.

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Post by Piotr Mikołajski » 15 Apr 2013 02:18

I don't think that they could capture stocks of LRDG with sufficient amount of paint. If looking for alternatives, I would look for Italian paints or aviation ones, Luftwaffe or RAF. But I don't remember if any colour had such shade.
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by J-Feder-504 » 21 Apr 2013 10:37

Very happy with this pic of a Horch ambulance !
Please don't think the color is not german ! This apricot-sand color is one of the typical colors of the DAK. Many ammo steel containers for African theather of operation were painted this color.
http://wehrmachts.kisten.free.fr/10cmlfh18_metal_2.htm
http://wehrmachts.kisten.free.fr/150mm_sfh18_metal.htm
Can be found also on some Flak 41 containers.
And uniforms from Luftwaffe and Ramcke also have this shade.

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PS: For modellers the best match is Humbrol HM2 Afrika Korps Desert Yellow (No equivalent today). 25 years ago, I thought that this color was totally wrong. I have change my opinion. No matter what modellers will think, there is so much to be said that will not be believed... that I have other things to do.
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by peeved » 21 Apr 2013 10:56

Hi Eric,

And thanks for the explanation.

Based on the colour photos I've seen rather unusual to see a DAK vehicle painted in that shade though.

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Post by Piotr Mikołajski » 21 Apr 2013 11:47

I'm afraid that disscussion about shade of camouflage colour - when all we have is one colour photo with clearly visible red shift (look on red crosses) and colour photos of equipment painted 70 years ago - can be as interesting as can be fruitless.

Personally I would be more than happy with serious scientific analysis of all available samples of Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht paints. It could be the best source of knowledge about colours and we could be able to tell if such "strange" colours were locally mixed, were from captured stocks or maybe were aviation paints. It could be possible too that is was standard colour with unusual shade coming from weathering or anything else.
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Re: Colour photos of Axis Panzers in WW II

Post by peeved » 21 Apr 2013 13:59

Piotr Mikołajski wrote:I'm afraid that disscussion about shade of camouflage colour - when all we have is one colour photo with clearly visible red shift (look on red crosses) and colour photos of equipment painted 70 years ago - can be as interesting as can be fruitless.
However the desert sand and top canvas don't appear especially pink and since camo paint tends to be matte reflections probably wouldn't mislead much. Plus there's the pink & gray lorry in the background to the right.
Piotr Mikołajski wrote:Personally I would be more than happy with serious scientific analysis of all available samples of Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht paints. It could be the best source of knowledge about colours and we could be able to tell if such "strange" colours were locally mixed, were from captured stocks or maybe were aviation paints.
Re: aviation paint there were the pink PR Spitfires.
Piotr Mikołajski wrote:It could be possible too that is was standard colour with unusual shade coming from weathering or anything else.
Re: weathering I think I see glimpses of older sand shade colour in the rear wing and lower rear fuselage edges, the sort of places where one would expect see weathering. Plus the headlights appear to me partly sand-coloured,

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