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    Hi everyone. So, i am just wondering what a good generic color might be for a multi-seater for Germany might be. I imagine tan as a base color for Allied planes, but i am wondering if there is, or was, such a base color for Germany, etc.

    Lame question, i know, but i am curious.


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    Depends on the time scale.

    1914 - 1915 clear doped linen (beige-ish)
    1915 - 1916 "sky camouflage" - very pale i) blue ii) grey iii) cream iv) yellow
    1916 - 1917 Albatros used the same scheme as their scouts, ie "warm straw yellow" fuselage, 3-colour wings dark green/pale Brunswick green/chestnut brown upper surfaces (replaced mid 1917 with dark green/mauve 2-colour scheme), pale blue undersides - other companies differed.
    1917 - 1918 lozenge wings, sometimes on fuselage as well, sometimes fuselage in single solid colour (green, blue etc)
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I have heard it said that the German airforce have asked Tim the same question, as he has painted more of their planes than they have.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    I have heard it said that the German airforce have asked Tim the same question, as he has painted more of their planes than they have.
    No fair, you're 7 hours ahead. You keep beating me to all the good punch lines!
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Depends on the time scale.

    1914 - 1915 clear doped linen (beige-ish)
    1915 - 1916 "sky camouflage" - very pale i) blue ii) grey iii) cream iv) yellow
    1916 - 1917 Albatros used the same scheme as their scouts, ie "warm straw yellow" fuselage, 3-colour wings dark green/pale Brunswick green/chestnut brown upper surfaces (replaced mid 1917 with dark green/mauve 2-colour scheme), pale blue undersides - other companies differed.
    1917 - 1918 lozenge wings, sometimes on fuselage as well, sometimes fuselage in single solid colour (green, blue etc)
    Very helpful. Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Scharf View Post
    You keep beating me to all the good punch lines!
    Do you know why they're called "Punch" lines?

    I have heard it said that the German airforce have asked Tim the same question, as he has painted more of their planes than they have.
    Do you know, Chris?

    Shall I explain it to you?




    Here it comes.............

    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Depends on the time scale.

    1914 - 1915 clear doped linen (beige-ish)
    1915 - 1916 "sky camouflage" - very pale i) blue ii) grey iii) cream iv) yellow
    1916 - 1917 Albatros used the same scheme as their scouts, ie "warm straw yellow" fuselage, 3-colour wings dark green/pale Brunswick green/chestnut brown upper surfaces (replaced mid 1917 with dark green/mauve 2-colour scheme), pale blue undersides - other companies differed.
    1917 - 1918 lozenge wings, sometimes on fuselage as well, sometimes fuselage in single solid colour (green, blue etc)
    And if you want to know more about those colors, see articles like:
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ar-Doped-Linen
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...side-Turquoise
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ide-Light-Blue
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...rown-and-Green
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...rown-and-Green



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