Ulmann, Michael.


Hikoki, Ottringham, 1st ed., 2002. 256 pp., cold., ills., cold., plate of Luftwaffe Colours + the supplement of Luftwaffe Colours tipped-in, + numerous b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. Much has been written about the Luftwaffe but no aspect has been more controversial than the question of the camouflage and markings of the aircraft. In this scholarly study, the author follows the development and use of the many colours used and establishes the links between the then standard industry RAL colours 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 can recreate Luftwaffe colours with unprecedented accuracy. An Uncommon and excellent reference.

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