Sichtschutzanstrich: that is how Luftwaffe camouflage diagrams were called at the time. This archive has been created to analize the real historical documents concerning these paintings. No reproductions, no fake documents: only the original mimetic diagrams of WWII German Airforce.
A regularly updated archive: last updated on 12th September 2023
This archive is meant to be a point of reference for Luftwaffe enthusiasts, researchers and modelers. It is a unique collection, which target consists in creating a complete set of diagrams, documents and directives that could help to better understand the application methods and the colours of Luftwaffe camouflage systems.
Collected data are regularly updated. If you are interested, it is suggested to have a look at this page from time to time: you colud find something new!
Here is the list of known documents that have not been found by the author yet. I kindly ask the readers, in case they knew where to find these documents, or whether they even possessed them, if they could contact me (at the end of the this page). Thank you for your help and your kind support.
Camouflage scheme Henschel for Hs 123 RLM 62/63/64/65: “Sichtschutzschema B“
Camouflage scheme for Heinkel He 177 (upper surfaces) RLM 70/71/02/65: code 177/0/177 A “Vierfarbensichtschutz (Draufsicht)“
Original Luftwaffe camouflage schemes
Here is the list of the so far collected camouflage patterns. They are listed on the basis of the aircraft they were applied on. In order to have further information about each particular scheme I suggest you to have a look at this article.
Arado Ar 396
Dornier Do 217
Dornier Do 335
Focke-Wulf Ta 152
Heinkel He 111
Heinkel He 177
Heinkel He 219
Junkers Ju 87
Junkers Ju 52
Messerschmitt Me Bf 109
Messerschmitt Me 262
Messerschmitt Me 410
Give your contribution to the Luftwaffe original camouflage diagrams archive!
Collected datas are freely available to readers. If this archive has been of some help and you would like to contribute to its development providing new documents, the author is more than happy to insert them. Clearly, he would always mention you as the source of each document: you will find your name below the “Special thanks”. Thanks for your contribution!
Found and collected documents thanks to you!
Sonia Natale, Fabio Mazzarino, George (Fubar57 on https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/)