Late war base color

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dsowards
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Late war base color

Post by dsowards » 04 Feb 2020 00:13

The base color Dunkelgrün was ordered on 1944-12-20. Link: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=108755&hilit=Dunkelgr%C3%BCn. My question is were the 250 and 251 half tracks interior painted with this color too? I searched and could not find an answer. Thanks in advance.

romsitsa
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Re: Late war base color

Post by romsitsa » 08 Feb 2020 11:18

Hello, RAL 6003 was Olivgrün, not Dunkelgrün, but most importantly the order from November 1944 was only to be fully implemented until July 1945.
Lat war APCs were painted in a pretty standard factory camo pattern of green-yellow-brown (without a single base color, imho) the interiors were seemingly yellow (Dunkelgelb). Although these were open topped vehicles, the drivers area would have been pretty dark painted in Olivgrün.

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Re: Late war base color

Post by dsowards » 11 Feb 2020 18:28

Thank you for answering. Yes I made a mistake Dunkelgrun/Olivegrun. Both late war factory camouflage of M.A.N and Daimler-Benz show a marked increase in Olivegrun. My original question was curiosity.

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Re: Late war base color

Post by romsitsa » 11 Feb 2020 23:00

I think the Dunkelgelb base color with overspray worked pretty well in the wide open areas of the Soviet Union, but was less than suitable for Central and Wester Europe, so Germans developed “darker” schemes, more green and brown with disruptive yellow. For eg. the Stug and Stuh captured on color film near Seelow heights, one of them has a seemingly monotone brown roof.

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