Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:45 AM GMT+7
Hataka Hobby have sent us details of their latest set of acrylic aircraft paints. The 6-colour set covers the early years of the Israeli Air Force.
HTK-AS34 "Israeli Air Force paint set (early period)"
In the early years of independence Israeli Air Force used a variety of camouflages - the first aircraft used a scheme of unspecified green and brown colours, later supplemented by standard RAF colours used on Spitfires and natural metal finish of Mustangs and Mosquitoes. Avia S-199 was the only type painted in Reed Green.
In 1955 a new standard camouflage of Grey-Blue and Medium Brown over Silk Grey was introduced for use on all IAF aircraft except for so-called "leading fighters" that used overall aluminium (natural metal) finish instead.
HTK-AS34 contains a careful selection of colours required for modeling of Israeli planes used from 1948 till 1967. The set contains:
• HTK-A170 - Reed Green - RAL6013, overall colour of Avia S-199s (Czechoslovakian copy of Bf 109G with Junkers Jumo 211 F engine) - first fighters of IAF
• HTK-A171 - Grey-Blue - RAL5008, used for upper surfaces in standard camouflage of IAF used from 1955 till 1967 on all types of aircraft (excl. leading fighters)
• HTK-A172 - Medium Brown - FS30215, used for upper surfaces in standard camouflage of IAF used from 1955 till 1967 on all types of aircraft (excl. leading fighters)
• HTK-A173 - Silk Grey - RAL7044, used for lower surfaces in standard camouflage of IAF used from 1955 till 1967 on all types of aircraft (excl. leading fighters)
• HTK-A030 - European I Grey - FS36081, used for lower surfaces in camouflage scheme of IAFs Gloster Meteor NF-13s (with standard colours on upper surfaces)
• HTK-A078 - Aluminium - Standard colour of early IAF's P-51Ds and Mosquito PRs and FBs. Later overall colour of leading fighter interceptors of IAF
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