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Cross-Section of Published Luftwaffe WW2 RLM Standards

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This table compares the similaries and differences between the four major RLM color references published to date:

RLM Nr Name Merrick
Hitchcock
1980
Eagle
Editions
Merrick
Kiroff
2004
Ullmann
02 RLM Grau
RLM Gray
       
04 Gelb
Yellow
       
05 Elfenbein
Ivory
  N/A    
21 Weiß
White
  N/A    
22 Schwarz
Black
  N/A    
23 Rot
Red
       
24 Dunkelblau
Dark Blue
       
25 Lichtgrün
Light Green
       
26 Rotbraun
Red Brown
       
27 Gelb
Yellow
       
28 Weinrot
Wine Red
       
61 Dunkelbraun
Dark Brown
       
62 Grün
Green
       
63 Lichtgrau
Light Gray
       
64 Dunkelgrün
Dark Green
  N/A N/A  
65 Hellblau
Pale Blue
       
66 Schwarzgrau
Black Gray
       
67 Weiss
White
  N/A    
68 Schwarzgrün
Black Green
  N/A    
69 Dunkelgrün
Dark Green
  N/A    
70 Schwarzgrün
Black Olive
       
71 Dunkelgrün
Dark Green
       
72 Grün
Green
       
73 Grün
Green
       
74 Graugrün
Gray-Green
       
75 Grauviolett
Gray Violet
       
76 Lichtblau
Light Blue
       
76a Graublau
Grey Blue
  N/A    
76b Graugrün
Grey Green
  N/A    
77 Lichtgrau
Pale Gray
       
78 Hellblau
Light Blue
       
79 Sandgelb
Sand Brown
       
79a Sandgelb
Sand Yellow
N/A     N/A
80 Olivgrün
Olive Green
       
81 Brunviolett
Brown Violet
       
82 Hellgrün
Light Green
       
83 Dunkelgrün
Dark Green
       

Bibliography

  • Merrick, K.A., and Kiroff, Jürgen, Luftwaffe Camouflage and Markings 1933-1945 Volume One, Hersham: Classic Publications, 2004
  • Merrick, K.A., and Kiroff, Jürgen, Luftwaffe Camouflage and Markings 1933-1945 Volume Two, Hersham: Classic Publications, 2005
  • Merrick, K.A., and Hitchcock, Thomas H. The Official Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft 1935-1945, Boylston: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1980
  • Ullmann, Michael, Luftwaffe Colours 1935-1945, Manchester: Hikoki Publications, 2008
  • Luftwaffe Color Chart. Eagle Editions Ltd. 1998

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