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What colour were 60lb rockets?
« 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?
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 10:07:06 am »
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 10:34:46 pm »
Thanks.  That is a great help.

Chris, so, dark grey for the launching rails? OK.
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 06:50:14 pm »
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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 04:03:28 am »
All rockets and missiles were painted white with red warheads when I was a youth...

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Re: What colour were 60lb rockets?
« Reply #8 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
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