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Re: Post-WWII US Navy paint color
The FS system started in 1956.
Since then, Haze Gray has been FS 26270
Deck Gray has been FS 26008
Be aware that the FS-595 system was revised about 3 times since 1956 creation...versions A, B, C. Now recently superseded by SAE AMS-595. Haze Gray still remains 26270, and Deck Gray 26008 through it all.
Ralph... any idea as to when they started using the FS standard paint numbers for Haze Grey for say the 60's and 70's time frame of the Cold War? If so do you know the FS# for that Haze Grey? Thanks.
Very shortly after the war ended, the Navy instructed that all ships be painted in Measure 13, using # 27 5-H Haze Gray from the neutral gray paints. This would hold true for 1948. http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/S19-7/1946AugustPacFltCamo.html
Measure 13: https://www.shipcamouflage.com/measure_13.htm
So, if you already have a Tamiya color you like for the WWII neutral # 27 Haze Gray, use that.
I recently received the Very Fire 1/350 scale USS Des Moines, which was commissioned in 1948. This will be my first (adult) build of a post-WWII warship; the painting instructions in the kit state "Light Gray" for the hull and superstructure. Which Tamiya paint would most accurately match this color?
- And - Ralph Wood September 21, 2020, 14:38:39
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