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Re: ORP Garland 1940 Camo Scheme again
Based on the photos we have and the known practice in the Mediterranean Fleet at the time, I suggest that the darkest tone was 507A, the lightest tone (bow and stern) was 507C and the medium/"basic" tone was a local mix of the two.
To my eye the "basic" paint was something darker than 507C. It can also be seen in this photo (which is on Garland not Burza as captioned) in which both it and the darkest-toned paint appear somewhat light: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205135098
I was thinking back and forth abaout the colors of Garland's camo scheme discussed below.
I agree that there were three tones and that the basic paint is the medium tone. From the time frame, one would expect 507A, B and C. But I have my doubts if this is the case here.
The Polish photo is rather dark. But the dark tone doesn't look too dark on this photo. It looks more like a medium gray, not like 507A.
The contrast between the pattern (dark tone) and the basic paint (medium tone) is not very high, as should be expected between 507A and C.
A ship painted mainly 507A and B would look pretty dark - in my opinion too dark for the Med.
So my impression is that the colors could probably be a basic paint of 507C and 507B for the pattern with Off-White at bow and stern. That would make a 2-tone scheme with fake bow and stern waves.
What do the experts think abaut this?
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