The Curator’s Choice 51

This week I thought we’d look at the colours of some aircraft and what caught my eye was the camouflage colours flown by Royal Air Force aircraft at the beginning of World War II. At that time those aircraft were camouflaged in dark green and a dark brown colour called ‘dark earth’. This camouflage was used more to conceal the aircraft parked on the ground than in the air but, as British fighters began flying over Europe again, the RAF found a dark grey and dark green colour scheme was better and began painting them in those colours from 1941. The RAF’s bombers, however, retained their earlier dark green and earth schemes.

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