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There are standard camouflage schemes of various Air Forces

Great Britain
RAF - Day Fighter Scheme
(August 1941 to end of 1940s)

Germany (Nazi)
Luftwaffe - 1940 Fighter Scheme
(Since May 1940)

Slovakia
SVZ - Khaki Camouflage Scheme
(1939 - 1944)

USA
USAAF - OD Green Scheme
(1940 - 1953)

Finland
Ilmavoimat - 1940 Camouflage Scheme
(1938-1942)

France
Armee de l'Air/Aeronavale - Multicolour Scheme
(1938-1942)

Yugoslavia
VVKJ - 1938 Camouflage Scheme
(1938-1941)
VVKJ - 1939 Fighter Camouflage Scheme
(1939-1940)
VVKJ - Modified Three-tone Camouflage Schemes
(1940-1941)

















Great Britain

RAF - Day Fighter Scheme
August 1941 to end of 1940s

In the summer 1941, in response to a change in tactics by the Luftwaffe, whose aircraft were operating at much greater altitudes than before, a new camouflage scheme was introduced for the RAF's day fighters. The pilots of Fighter Command had been reporting for some time that the Temperate Land Scheme (Dark Green/Dark Earth/Sky) camouflage applied to their aircraft appeared to be too dark for the altitudes at which they were flying and fighting. As RAF fighters were perceived to be operating under a tactical disadvantage due to their camouflage scheme, on 26 March 1941 Fighter Command requested that new camouflage trials be carried out by the Air Fighting Development Unit (AFDU) at Duxford with the assistance of the RAE. It was eventually decided to replace the Dark Earth segments by a new colour, known as Ocean Grey. This 'new' colour, in its original 1941 version, was a mix of seven parts Medium Sea Grey and one part Night. The Sky undersurfaces were to be painted Medium Sea Grey. This combination, known as the Day Fighter Scheme, was adopted by the RAF Fighter Command aircraft from 15 August 1941 on, and was actually a compromise solution in that it was effective from ground level to 30,000 ft. The upper surfaces pattern had the usual two alternative mirror image A and B schemes.



Supermarine Spitfire - Scheme A

Supermarine Spitfire - Scheme A


Supermarine Spitfire - Scheme В

Supermarine Spitfire - Scheme В

Dark Green
Dark Green

Ocean Grey
Ocean Grey

Medium Sea Grey
Medium Sea Grey

De Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.VI (SB-V/MN403)
De Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.VI (SB-V/MN403)
No.464 RAAF Squadron, location?, Great Britain, February 1944.
Artist: © Bruno Pautigny

Supermarine Spitfire PR.Mk.XIVe (OI-L/RNM821)
Supermarine Spitfire PR.Mk.XIVe (OI-L/RNM821)
No.2 Squadron, unknown location, Germany, May 1945.
Artist: © Bruno Pautigny

North American Mustang Mk.III (SS/FZ152)
North American Mustang Mk.III (SS/FZ152)
CO of No.133 Wing, Coolham, Great Britain, June 1944.
Artist: © Bruno Pautigny

Hawker Typhoon Mk.? (5V-H/PO603)
Hawker Typhoon Mk.? (5V-H/PO603)
No.439 RCAF Squadron, St. Andre, France, August 1944.
Artist: © Bruno Pautigny

Hawker Tempest Mk.V (W2-Y/EJ865)
Hawker Tempest Mk.V (W2-Y/EJ865)
No.80 Squadron, Wunstorf, Germany, 1946.
Artist: © Bruno Pautigny

Gloster Meteor F.Mk.III (EE274/YQ-P)
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.III (EE274/YQ-P)
No.616 Squadron, Nijmegen, Netherlands, April 1945.
Artist: © Bruno Pautigny


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