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Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) Color Equivalents

Color
RLM
Name
Source
Equivalents
 
01
Silver
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
01
Silver
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
01
Silver
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
01
Silver
Ullmann
 
 
02
RLM Gray
Eagle Editions
RN G20
USN 5-OG 1943R
 
02
RLM Gray
Merrick 1938-40
RAL 7002
RN G20
 
02
RLM Gray
Merrick 1940-41
RAL 7003
RN G20
 
02
RLM Gray
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
02
RLM Gray
Ullmann
 
 
04
Yellow
Eagle Editions
RAL 1003
 
04
Yellow
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
04
Yellow
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
04
Yellow
Ullmann
RAL 1032
 
05
Ivory
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
05
Ivory
Ullmann
 
 
21
White
Merrick 1938-40
QM 3-1 White #46
 
21
White
Merrick 1940-41
FS 36650
QM 3-1 White #46
RAL 9001
 
21
White
Ullmann
FS 37772
RAL 1013
 
22
Black
Merrick 1938-40
FS 27040
RAL 9004
 
22
Black
Merrick 1940-41
RAL 7021
 
22
Black
Ullmann
FS 27041
RAL 9004
 
23
Red
Eagle Editions
 
 
23
Red
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
23
Red
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
23
Red
Ullmann
FS 21400
 
24
Dark Blue
Eagle Editions
 
 
24
Dark Blue
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
24
Dark Blue
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
24
Dark Blue
Ullmann
 
 
25
Light Green
Eagle Editions
 
 
25
Light Green
Merrick 1938-40
RAL 6000
 
25
Light Green
Merrick 1940-41
RAL 6000
 
25
Light Green
Ullmann
 
 
26
Red Brown
Eagle Editions
 
 
26
Red Brown
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
26
Red Brown
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
26
Red Brown
Ullmann
 
 
27
Yellow
Eagle Editions
 
 
27
Yellow
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
27
Yellow
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
27
Yellow
Ullmann
ANA 505 (Early)
RAL 1023
 
28
Wine Red
Eagle Editions
 
 
28
Wine Red
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
28
Wine Red
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
28
Wine Red
Ullmann
 
 
61
Dark Brown
Eagle Editions
 
 
61
Dark Brown
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
61
Dark Brown
Ullmann
FS 30040
USN Brown 1A
 
62
Green
Eagle Editions
FS 14097
 
62
Green
Merrick 1938-40
ANA 627
FS 34102
 
62
Green
Ullmann
FS 34102
 
63
Green Gray
Eagle Editions
 
 
63
Green Gray
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
63
Green Gray
Ullmann
RAL 7027
 
65
Pale Blue
Eagle Editions
 
 
65
Pale Blue
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
65
Pale Blue
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
65
Pale Blue
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
65
Pale Blue
Ullmann
 
 
66
Black Gray
Eagle Editions
 
 
66
Black Gray
Merrick 1938-40
ANA 625
BSC 671
FS 26008
RAL 7024
USN Dark Gray 5-D
 
66
Black Gray
Merrick 1940-41
ANA 625
BSC 671
FS 26008
RAL 7024
USN Dark Gray 5-D
 
66
Black Gray
Merrick 1941-45
ANA 625
FS 36081
RAL 7015
RN G10
USN Navy Gray 7
 
66
Black Gray
Ullmann
 
 
67
White
Merrick 1938-40
USN #46 Outside Gray
 
67
White
Ullmann
 
 
68
Olive Green
Merrick 1938-40
 
 
68
Olive Green
Ullmann
 
 
69
Dark Green
Merrick 1938-40
ANA 612 (Late)
FS 34092
 
69
Dark Green
Ullmann
FS 34158
 
70
Black Olive
Eagle Editions
FS 24070
RAL 6015
 
70
Black Olive
Merrick 1938-40
FS 24070
QM 3-1 Dark Green 30
 
70
Black Olive
Merrick 1940-41
QM 3-1 Dk Grn 30
RN G5
 
70
Black Olive
Merrick 1941-45
QM 3-1 Dk Grn 30
RN G5
 
70
Black Olive
Ullmann
RAL 6020
 
71
Dark Green
Eagle Editions
FS 24052
 
71
Dark Green
Merrick 1938-40
RAL 7022
 
71
Dark Green
Merrick 1940-41
RAL 7022
 
71
Dark Green
Merrick 1941-45
FS 34031
 
71
Dark Green
Ullmann
 
 
72
Green
Eagle Editions
QM 3-1 Dk Grn 30
 
72
Green
Merrick 1938-40
ANA 604 (Late)
BSC 642
FS 37038
RAL 7021
 
72
Green
Merrick 1940-41
ANA 604 (Late)
FS 37038
 
72
Green
Merrick 1941-45
ANA 604 (Late)
FS 37038
QM 3-1 Black 44
 
72
Green
Ullmann
 
 
73
Green
Eagle Editions
FS 24070
 
73
Green
Merrick 1938-40
FS 24070
 
73
Green
Merrick 1940-41
 
 
73
Green
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
73
Green
Ullmann
 
 
74
Gray-Green
Eagle Editions
ANA 513 (Late)
FS 34052
RAL 7043
 
74
Gray-Green
Merrick 1940-41
RAL 7010
 
74
Gray-Green
Merrick 1941-45
RAL 7010
 
74
Gray-Green
Ullmann
FS 34064
RAL 7043
USN Navy Gray 7
 
75
Gray Violet
Eagle Editions
BSC 638
FS 26132
 
75
Gray Violet
Merrick 1940-41
BSC 638
USN Outside Gray 11
 
75
Gray Violet
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
75
Gray Violet
Ullmann
QM 3-1 Neutral Gray 33
RAL 7037
USN Ocean Gray 17
 
76
Light Blue
Eagle Editions
 
 
76
Light Blue
Merrick 1941-45
BSC 676'
 
76
Light Blue
Ullmann
 
 
77
Pale Gray
Eagle Editions
 
 
77
Pale Gray
Merrick 1941-45
BSC 626
FS 36300
RAL 7040
 
77
Pale Gray
Ullmann
FS 26622
 
78
Light Blue
Eagle Editions
 
 
78
Light Blue
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
78
Light Blue
Ullmann
 
 
79
Sand Yellow
Eagle Editions
 
 
79
Sand Yellow
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
79a
Sand Brown
Eagle Editions
 
 
79a
Sand Brown
Merrick 1941-45
FS 20219
 
79a
Sand Brown
Ullmann
 
 
80
Olive Green
Eagle Editions
 
 
80
Olive Green
Merrick 1941-45
 
 
80
Olive Green
Ullmann
ANA 627
FS 34097
 
81
Brown Violet
Eagle Editions
BSC 641
 
81
Brown Violet
Merrick 1941-45
FS 34031
 
81
Brown Violet
Ullmann
 
 
82
Light Green
Eagle Editions
FS 34082
 
82
Light Green
Merrick 1941-45
ANA 627
FS 34097
 
82
Light Green
Ullmann
ANA 627
FS 34097
 
83
Dark Green
Eagle Editions
BSC 641
FS 24064
 
83
Dark Green
Merrick 1941-45
QM 3-1 Olive Drab 41
RAL 7013
 
83
Dark Green
Ullmann
QM 3-1 Olive Drab 41
RAL 7013

Bibliography

  • Federal Standard 595a, Washington DC: General Services Administration, 1984
  • Federal Standard 595b, Washington DC: General Services Administration, 1989
  • Federal Standard 595c, Anaheim: FED-SPECS, 2008
  • Archer, Robert D., The Official Monogram US Army Air Service & Air Corps Aircraft Color Guide Vol 1 1908-1941, Sturbridge: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1995
  • Elliott, John M., The Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft Colour Guide Vol 1, Sturbridge: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1987
  • Elliott, John M., The Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft Colour Guide Vol 2, Sturbridge: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1989
  • Elliott, John M., The Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft Colour Guide Vol 3, Sturbridge: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1989
  • Elliott, John M., The Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft Colour Guide Vol 4, Sturbridge: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1989
  • Official United States Aircraft Colors 1908-1993, Sturbridge: Monogram Aviation Publications, 2006
  • 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
  • Ullmann, Michael, Luftwaffe Colours 1935-1945, Manchester: Hikoki Publications, 2008
  • Luftwaffe Color Chart. Eagle Editions Ltd. 1998
  • RAL K7 Classic, Sankt Augustin: RAL GmbH, 2007
  • British Standard Colours, e-paint.co.uk
  • US Navy World War II Ship Colors Set 1, Sacramento: Snyder and Short Enterprises, 1998
  • US Navy World War II Ship Colors Set 2, Sacramento: Snyder and Short Enterprises, 1999
  • Royal Navy World War II Ship Colors Set 1, Sacramento: Snyder and Short Enterprises, 1999
  • Royal Navy World War II Ship Colors Set 2, Sacramento: Snyder and Short Enterprises, 2000

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