New PDF release: The Official Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft

By Kenneth A. Merrick

This can be the bible for colours of Luftwaffe airplane in global conflict II--invaluable to historians and modelers.

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Nr. /NJG 3, was camouflaged Light Blue 76 overall including the spinners, with a soft-edge mottle of Gray-Violet 75 over all top surfaces. The small "VI" near the foot step beneath the canopy indicates that the aircraft was fitted with FuG 220d radar with Streuwelle VI (dispersal waveband). Aircraft code letters, D5+CL were most likely Gray-Violet with the exception of "C" which was yellow. Nr. 190176, is shown here following capture by Col. Watson's special group at Lechfeld, June 1945. Note this "Uhu" has been victimized and is lacking the lower radar antenna elements and forward windscreen.

The fuselage Balkenkreuz of the machine below, for example, is in the wrong proportions, while the vertical tailplane mottle of the Canadian Komet is a little too heavy. 49 Above: Photographed in Britain after the war, this Komet carries a mix of German and RAF colors. Uppersurfaces of the wings, and undersurfaces have been repainted, leaving only the rudder and fuselage top in original camouflage, probably 81/82/76. Left: Two Komets with either 13. or 14. Statte/n. The two training units carried distinctive unit crests.

191916, "Yellow 26", beautifully restored in Canada and bearing the crest of Baron MOnchhausen astride a cannon ball. /JG 400. Above: The next step in rocket interceptors would have been the Me 263. Nr. 381001, DV+PA, shown above was undoubtedly camouflaged in colors 81/82/76. In keeping with directives, upper surface colors were separated by parts of the aircraft rather than by areas. Nr. 1JG 400 on its nose. Both the Canadian and English restorations were based on actual Komet camouflage colors.

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