Luftwaffe Colours 1935 - 1945by Michael Ullmann
2nd Hardcover edition
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Much has been written about the Luftwaffe, but no aspect has been more controversial than the question of camouflage and markings of the aircraft. In this comprehensive study, author Michael Ullmann follows the development and use of many colors and establishes the links between the then-standard RAL colors and those adopted by the German Air Ministry. Using much original documentation, he reveals how and why these finishes were developed and applied to both military and Lufthansa aircraft in such detail that anyone with an interest in the subject, whether a historian, scale modeler, or aircraft preservationist can recreate Luftwaffe colors with unprecedented accuracy. Supplemented by more than 300 photographs, more than 40 drawings, 16 pages of detailed color aircraft profiles, and a highly accurate chart of real paint chips, Luftwaffe Colours 1935-1945 presents a remarkable insight into the art of World War II German camouflage markings.