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Re: I suspect that Steve believes that...
Why didn’t the blue shits on the sailors shift to dark gray as well? Those shirts were a close match to 5-S.
5-S lasted about 6 months and was ruled too light and too close in color to 5-0 to be effective.
Can you show us a color pic of one of the Cruisers in 5-S as a reference? Detroit, Raleigh, Phoenix, St. Louis, Helena, Honolulu, Chicago.
REALLY bad color shift in upper image........
......and I have seen the original films. They were blue.
...this top picture shows her in 5-S while on the harbor bottom but then was painted in something much lighter and much bluer when she left the drydock in 1942.
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