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Late War RLM usage of 81/82, etc.

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I've several of Jerrys books, and a couple of his prints, including one signed by Hartmann and a few others. Jerry is very much a gracious host, as is his wonderful wife Judy.

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8 hours ago, Vincent/MDC said:

here's a quizz. Name the color of the compass :

WW2-German-Luftwaffe-Mutterkompass-Maste

 I have seen that colour also on the large RB reconnaissance cameras. 

Radu

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Hello

 

Bluish grey! Used by sub contractors!

 

RAL series 70.....

 

But mind your scale...and only the Humbrol "1974" authentic Edition specialy made in the Scotland plant this year is accurate :whistle:

 

Fab

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23 hours ago, LSP_Mike said:

I've several of Jerrys books, and a couple of his prints, including one signed by Hartmann and a few others. Jerry is very much a gracious host, as is his wonderful wife Judy.

 

Yep, very nice folks  :clap2:

 

 

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Hint : Those interested in research on german paint industry during WW2 that can read german and have access to the Bundesarchivs should go there and search for the material regarding a company called "Deutsche Revisions- und Treuhand AG".

 

It will open a whole new world into german aircraft production and its sub contractors.

 

;)

 

Vincent

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8 hours ago, Vincent/MDC said:

Hint : Those interested in research on german paint industry during WW2 that can read german and have access to the Bundesarchivs should go there and search for the material regarding a company called "Deutsche Revisions- und Treuhand AG".

 

It will open a whole new world into german aircraft production and its sub contractors.

 

;)

 

Vincent

 

Werde es am WE mal angreifen... ;-)

 

Danke und Gruss

Uwe

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Don't know if you guys have seen this but it's an interesting article over on HS about paint used on the Do335.   According to the info in the article, when they made the transition from 70/71 to 81/82, it was specified that any remaining stocks of the older paints could be added to the new equivalents to maximize the inventories of these paints. 

 

worth a read...

 

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/do335camomu_1.htm

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Note that the paints were not mixed, i.e., blended  together, but  used in conjunction with one another; 71 could be substituted for 82 and 70 for 81. Thus the following combinations were permissible 70/82 and 71/81.

 

The RLM had directed that  stocks of RLM 70 and 71 to be used up before the new colors were employed, but recognized in some instances the manufacturer would be left with a residual stock of one of the two colors.   

Edited by RBrown

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Posted (edited)

Hi

 

"Stocks" is a relative concept as the paint was more or less delivered on contract basis. Quite close to the "just in time" of today's industry.

 

So stocks would have probably not covered more than a dozen a/c (depending on the a/c size) at the time of transition

 

V

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