Colourcoats Set Royal Navy 1944- Standard Scheme A Colourset
Information Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats enamel paint set for Royal Navy Standard Scheme A, in use from late 1944. The Royal Navy simplified its camouflage schemes further in 1944.
"Standard Scheme A" was intended for use on all stations, and its main purpose was to give concealment at dusk and dawn and at night, as well as at long range. The selected paint tones were chosen to suit the sea and sky in tropical conditions such as those in the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the central Pacific. It was also suitable for both Home stations and the Mediterranean during summer months. It comprised an all-over G45 exterior finish but with a rectangular panel of B20 painted on the hull from the waterline part way up to the main deck. The B20 panel stopped short of stem and stern, which was intended to give an initial deception about the length of the ship to an observer upon first sighting, and thus confuse the range. Steel decks and turret tops would likely be G10. The scheme made no requirements for painting of horizontal surfaces so standard practises of dark surfaces (best for concealment from aircraft) probably applied. Features 3 x 14ml tins of enamel paints matched to the originals including: All over vertical surfaces - NARN22 - Light Grey G45 Rectangular panel on hull - NARN36 - B20 Steel decks - NARN21 - Dark Grey G10
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