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Hot Research Topics => Camouflage, Colors, and Markings => Topic started by: rickshaw on October 10, 2020, 05:27:15 am

Title: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: rickshaw on October 10, 2020, 05:27:15 am
What colour were RAF 60lb rockets painted?   What were the launchers painted, the same as the underwing colour?
Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 10, 2020, 06:00:01 am
I've always seen them as having Bronze Green bodies with an Olive Drab war head although it could be a very green shade of Olive Drab.

Not sure about the launch rails, but I've not seen Azure Blue or Sky ones (doesn't mean there weren't any) so I've assumed they were medium sea grey in the main.
Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: dadlamassu on October 10, 2020, 07:59:24 am
I found this on Britmodeller https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235063254-3-inch-rocket-colours/ (https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235063254-3-inch-rocket-colours/)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351576621_507ba3ac9d_o.jpg)

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Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: kitnut617 on October 10, 2020, 10:07:06 am
Well that's a terrific find  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Definitely a keeper ---
Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: rickshaw on October 10, 2020, 10:34:46 pm
Thanks.  That is a great help.

Chris, so, dark grey for the launching rails? OK.
Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 11, 2020, 06:46:56 am
Chris, so, dark grey for the launching rails? OK.

Undersides would have been MSG so that's what I tend to use for the rails and that is a relative light grey. Especially when compared to upper surface greys.
Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: dogsbody on October 13, 2020, 06:50:14 pm
I found this on Britmodeller https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235063254-3-inch-rocket-colours/ (https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235063254-3-inch-rocket-colours/)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351576621_507ba3ac9d_o.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351576571_4fc423deb0_o.jpg)


I posted that! Not 100% sure about any accuracy.



Chris
Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: zenrat on October 14, 2020, 04:03:28 am
All rockets and missiles were painted white with red warheads when I was a youth...

Title: Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 14, 2020, 07:28:54 am
All rockets and missiles were painted white with red warheads when I was a youth...

Very true  ;D