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Zero green--or something else

February 14 2018 at 1:44 PM
Steve Fowler  (Login Abledog)
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I am preparing for a new project, an A6M5, done in--guess what?--grey and green. Thanks to our friends at Wiki I cam across an interesting end-of-war color photograph of a group of scrapped 52s (attached, with luck). I was struck by the darkness of the "green" in the photo as well as the uniformity of color across the different birds.

I know period photos can be notorious as references. But in this one the colors of the non-aircraft portions such as grass look about right to my eye. I suppose it is possible that this group of Zeros were in some special ops unit, night fighters for example, and painted nonstandard IJN green. I have to look hard to see anything that can be described as green on these birds.

What do you think?

BTW, it has been a long, long time since I last posted in the forum. Glad to see familiar names can still be found.

This message has been edited by Abledog from IP address on Feb 14, 2018 1:52 PM

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  • I think you're right on. - Pip Moss on Feb 14, 2018, 2:07 PM
    • no protest howling by anyone...use the IJN Swatches cited: - David Aiken on Feb 14, 2018, 2:22 PM
  • Nakajima green - Chris Cowx on Feb 14, 2018, 9:55 PM
    • be sure to 'attach' a manufacturer name to a color...NOT - David_Aiken on Feb 14, 2018, 10:21 PM
  • Hmmmm, "Zero green"? - Grumpy Kent on Feb 15, 2018, 7:26 AM

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