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 Post subject: Stuka JU87 Colour Scheme
PostPosted: Sat 03 Apr 2010 18:59 pm 
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Recently completed the following JU87. Wondered if the colour scheme was correct ? This was an older 1/72 Airfix Kit. The instructions stating that the upper surfaces should be painted a uniform dark green colour (HU75). Its just that I have seen a photo on the gallery of the same aircraft/same codes etc with a splinter camo scheme. Anyone know ?
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Some Stukas did have dark green (RLM71) upper surfaces.
Not sure about your stuka T6+HN, but according to Wings Pallet, aircraft T6+HL was dark green.
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/b/29/2/2

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 Post subject: 1/24 Ju-87 colour
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the airfix 1/24 Ju-87 from the 1970s box is what colour scheme? is it blue or is it dark grey?
http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=21412

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 Post subject: Re: 1/24 Ju-87 colour
PostPosted: Wed 07 Jun 2017 16:47 pm 
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Based on viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1193&p=3491&hilit=Stuka#p3491 I'd presume green splinter over pale blue unless you're doing the trop scheme from the last 1970s release.

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RLM70/RLM71 Splinter over RLM65 :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jun 2017 16:12 pm 
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Ratch is correct. When those kit instructions were written it was generally believed that all German aircraft were a single dark green on top, always. A huge amount of research has taken place since then, even in the mid 1970s books on the Luftwaffe clearly disputed that with photographs and works diagrams for many German aircraft. My suggestion is, never believe kit colour instructions; check colours and markings. There are websites and forums galore that have accurate information on all matters Luftwaffe. As for the Ju 87 series, these were all originally works painted in a standard pattern, the only variations were those operational in North Africa which were locally repainted for that area and some with black undersurfaces for night operations in NWE and Northern Italy during 1944-45. There were some locally applied addition colours which you don't need to worry about at present.


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I think a lot of the confusion was originally caused by the fact that there is very little contrast between 70/71, especially so in monochrome images, where the top colour can appear to be homogeneous.

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Exactly Paul, and the change of shade in some b/w pictures was interpreted as shadow, making even more confusion :?

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