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Sylvester Stadler 9th December 2007 05:16

Problems with Dora color interpretation
 
Having just received my copy of Part 2 of the Focke Wulf Fw 190D, I noted the inclusion of the Stab/JG 4 Dora, <1-+-, W.Nr. 600150, with its unusual mottled camouflage on the forward part of the fuselage along with the knight's emblem on the port cowling. Interpretation of colors is always a challenge, especially with late-war Luftwaffe fighters. This aircraft is no different. The authors describe its colors as RLM 83/75/82/76.

Jerry Crandall's book, The Focke Wulf Fw 190 Dora, features color photos of this aircraft which show that the aircraft was finished in grays 74/75/76. Does this revelation cause the authors to rethink the use of such grays on the Dora?

Eric Larger 9th December 2007 20:01

Re: Problems with Dora color interpretation
 
Hello

We conclude on FW 190D-9, W.Nr 600150 camouflage scheme , taking into account the colours photos shown in Jerry's book .

Regarding the date this machine was produced , we think , as Jerry mentionned , that RLM75 was applied on this aircraft .

Even on colour photos, is it sometimes difficult to distinguish RLM74 from RLM83 .

ALl the best

Eric


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