Battle of Britain Painting Guide
The standard RAF scheme was dark green and dark earth
disruptive pattern with light grey code letters either side of the
fuselage roundel. The underside was officially termed duck egg
blue/green (AKA sky) but was definitely more of a light grey-green.
Mid green and even darker green (black-green) splinter camouflage (i.e. a blocky pattern) and light blue undersides. On fighters, the light blue extended up the sides of the fuselage but during the Battle of Britain the transition was generally toned down by applying green blotches to the sides. Bf 109 noses were normally yellow.
The Italian contingent was well camouflaged, for
Mediterranean summer conditions. Bright sandy yellow with mottled
green patches and light blue undersides made the aircraft stand out
from the crowd. Some aircraft, especially
the bombers, may have had a green/brown/yellow patern. The Italian
aircraft industry was not known for following official regulations
when it came to camouflaging their planes and each company tended to
have their own favoured scheme.The aircraft carried the 'fasces' roundel right
at the tips of each wing and a broad white cross on the rudder.
To The Right:
RAF wing, RAF fuselage, Luftwaffe wing,
Luftwaffe fuselage and Regia Aeronautica
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