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Ah yes, the great RLM 77 debate.

July 13 2012 at 4:38 PM

Steven Modeldad Eisenman  (Login modeldad)
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Response to Camo-scheme help needed...

Here is the caption from the profile:

Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4
Staff Flight, III./JG 53
Lt. Ernst-Dieter Bernhard, Kaufbeuren, Germany, 19 April 1945

"The upper surfaces of this aircraft are painted in RLM 77 Grey (the lighter of the two greys) and RLM 75 Grey-Violet. Lower surfaces are in the non-standard yellow-green. A number of Bf 109K4s wore this interesting scheme (see Part Four of this series for more detail). The original fuselage code (or possibly delivery number) has been painted out in a darker colour. At least one source suggests the overpainting was in RLM 74 Grey-Green, but this colour was discontinued and rarely seen applied to these late-war fighters"

Whether 77 was used as a camouflage color or whether it was just a late war home brew light gray will never be resolved. There are two schools of thought, and the body count is high. The underside would be the "So called 84".

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