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Late War RLM usage of 81/82, etc.

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There are some undocumented colors that so far no RLM documents have identified including light green. This is acknowledged by research teams that have recovered Luftwaffe fighter aircraft. They know what they are talking about when it comes to colors on a/c. One puzzle is that D-9s have been found with light gray over light green. Why?

None of these "knowledgeable researchers" had ever contacted Warnecke & Böhm the leading paint manufacturer  for Luftwaffe paint. If you don't mind, could you share the names of the German researchers you mention with us. There is some thought that light green maybe the last version of RLM 76 but the bottom line it did exist and was  used on a lot of late war aircraft. A note on the color film still, when viewing the actual film the colors are much clearer. I extend an open invitation to any interested researcher to visit our garage full of Luftwaffe fighter parts with color and collection of documents, etc. and have a face to face civil discussion. A lot of new research will be revealed the forthcoming book now in the works.

     Cheers, Jerry

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9 minutes ago, Vincent/MDC said:

Mr Ullman who had done quite an extensive job in the 3 areas i listed

 

That's one

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We know Michael and Jurgen well and Jurgen is going to formulate some new colors based on our recipes. But neither one had ever visited W&B. All in all you do pretty well with English being you second language. There is a lot of good  information in the correspondence we have between Ken Bokelman ,that worked for Messerschmitt years ago, and Ken Merrick. Unfortunately , they both passed before any of  the data came to light.

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Vincent, are you not doing the same that you question EE for doing by posting photos of your Dora gun covers on page 2 of this thread? Having original parts as reference counts for something (or you wouldn't have posted images yourself) and it is done in many books on aircraft camouflage and markings, German or any other nationality...

 

Mark Proulx

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This thread has been a wonderful resource and has the potential to be a long term repository of info on this subject, as long as it doesn’t get buried.    Wondering if any of the mods who come by would consider pinning this, so it won’t just fade away?   

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I have been fortunate enough to be in Jerry's "garage" on a couple of occasions...it is like going back in time and a great way to spend the day...not to mention the chat that ensues around the stuff! :)

 

Mark Proulx

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1 hour ago, Mark P said:

I have been fortunate enough to be in Jerry's "garage" on a couple of occasions...it is like going back in time and a great way to spend the day...not to mention the chat that ensues around the stuff! :)

 

Mark Proulx

When's he having a Garage Sale?   I would love to have an authenticated bit of a WW2 German fighter in my man cave!  Especially one that comes from a know aircraft and has some remain exterior color present. 

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3 hours ago, John1 said:

This thread has been a wonderful resource and has the potential to be a long term repository of info on this subject, as long as it doesn’t get buried.    Wondering if any of the mods who come by would consider pinning this, so it won’t just fade away?   

 

Not likely. Historically, pinned threads seem to become invisible to most after a very brief time. Also, that whole concept could rater easily lead to two or three pages (or more) of nothing but pinned content, something that most folks would really prefer not to have to wade through.

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On 1/14/2019 at 10:26 PM, Mark P said:

Vincent, are you not doing the same that you question EE for doing by posting photos of your Dora gun covers on page 2 of this thread? Having original parts as reference counts for something (or you wouldn't have posted images yourself) and it is done in many books on aircraft camouflage and markings, German or any other nationality...

 

Mark Proulx

 

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