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PostPosted: Wed 08 Nov 2006 11:36 am 
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does any one know what colour a nissen hut would be if it was on a bomber command airfield?

RAF blue?
olive green?
camoflage?
black?


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i suppose what part of the war it was.

first half- camo

second half- possibly grey or bare metal?

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Have a look at my Northamptonshire Project thread :wink:
I'm sure a lot of your questions will be answered in there :P

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thanks sopwith
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Corrigated panels were often supplied with a bitumen paint finish as this was cheaper and easier than the traditional galvanised finish. one the dust settled on a summers day ... instant camo.


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From the outset of the war all buildings were camouflaged. Mid war then usually one colour as the threat of air-raids diminished.
I have several nissen huts on my Bomber Command station diorama and they are; Camouflaged for dispersal areas, some camouflaged on technicla site, (1942) and also one colour on tech. site as added/erected later in the war. (1943)
Photo attached shows a Flight office, painted one colour as the Nissen was not readily available at the out break of war
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