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Armée de l´Air Colours

French aircraft colours from World War I until World War II.

This chart has been last revised in September 2006
 

1914-1919
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Light Green Top surfaces   2*Hu:80 + 1*Hu:34          
Dark Green Top surfaces   Hu:116          
Light Brown Top surfaces   4*Hu:74 + 2*Hu:186 + 1*Hu:10          
Dark Brown Top surfaces   Hu:10          
Ochre Top surfaces   Hu:93          
Black Top surfaces   Hu:33          
Linen Natural dope   Hu:71          
Light Grey Seen as overall colour on some types, and as lower colour on five-tone schemes.   Hu:28          
1919-1939>
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Khaki Overall colour for fighter and recce aircraft FS:14052 5*Hu:91 + 2*Hu:75 + 2*Hu:108          
Vert Protectif Overall colour for bomber aircraft FS:34108 1*Hu:101 + 1*Hu:88          
Chocolate Overall colour for night bomber aircraft FS:30099 8*Hu:110 + 2*Hu:113 + 1*Hu:33          
1939-1945
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Brun Mat Top camouflage FS:20040 8*Hu:10 + 2*Hu:33          
Ombre Calcienne Top camouflage FS:20111 Hu:70          
Khaki Overall top colour until 1938. Later used in top camouflage. FS:34087 17*Hu:24 + 16*Hu:101 + 15*Hu:109 (3*Hu:163 + 4*Hu:108 + 1*Hu:33)     P:PCF79    
Brun Chocolate Overall colour for night bombers FS:20099 Hu:98 (8*Hu:110 + 2*Hu:113 + 1*Hu:33)     P:PCF80    
Vert Top camouflage FS:24223 17*Hu:24 + 16*Hu:101 + 15*Hu:109 (3*Hu:110 + 2*Hu:120 + 1*Hu:34)     P:PCF77    
Vert Protectif Base top colour for fabric-covered aircraft FS:34108 1*Hu:101 + 1*Hu:88          
Terre Fonce Top camouflage FS:30118 Hu:29 (Hu:142)     P:PCF81    
Gris Bleu Fonce Background colour for top camouflage. FS:35164 Hu:79 (Hu:144)     P:PCF78    
Gris Bleu Clair Lower surfaces FS:25189 26*Hu:109 + 14*Hu:34 + 7*Hu:80 + 4*Hu:60 (6*Hu:115 + 4*Hu:25 + 1*Hu:87 + 1*Hu:34)     P:PCF82    
Bleu Interieur Cockpit interior night blue   15*Hu:25 + 14*Hu:101 + 10*Hu:33          

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