Other daylight aircraft (for bombing, reconnaissance and transport)
Camouflage scheme RLM 61/62/63/65
The situation dramatically changed during the Spanish Civil War. Operational use required indeed effective mimetic liveries. To face this necessity, in 1936 the first Sichtschutzschema (camouflage scheme) was introduced. Upper surfaces were painted with a combination of RLM 61, 62 and 63, applied in a very geometric pattern. Upper surfaces were instead uniformally painted in RLM 65 (1938 version; see “RLM: i colori della Luftwaffe“). The variety of colours used (even four) was aimed to create a versatile camouflage that could be effective in various environments. According to the sources known so far, variation of this scheme did not exist.
Nevertheless, several units never introduced this scheme. Because of this, some photographs show the evidence of aircaft painted in RLM 02 or 01 even at the end of ths Spanish Civil War.
Dear readers, this article is still under development, I apologize for the wait. However, in the meanwhile, you can take a look at the following gallery, to get an idea of the schemes that have not been analysed yet. For any doubt, curiosity and question, do not hesitate to leave a comment!
Camouflage scheme RLM 02/71/65
Schema mimetico RLM 74/75/76
Camouflage scheme RLM 02/74/75/76
Schema mimetico RLM 81/82/76
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