G e r m a n  C a m o u f l a g e  C o l o r s  (H e e r)

 

 

Camouflage Colors

 

Period:

 

1932 - 1937

 

 

 

 

1932 - 1937

 

 

1937 - 1940

 

 

 

1940 - 1943

 

 

1941 - 1942

 

 

 

1942 - 1943

 

 

 

1943 - 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1944) - 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 - 1945

Color of RAL 840 R (840 B 2):

 

colorful:

- RAL 6007 (28) grün  = green => 1/3

- RAL 8002 (17) erdgelb = ground-yellow => 1/3

- RAL 8010 (18) braun = brown => 1/3

 

single-colored:

- RAL 6006 (3) feldgrau = field-grey

 

colorful:

- RAL 7017 (45) dunkelbraun = dark-brown => 1/3

- RAL 7021 (46) dunkelgrau = dark-grey => 2/3

 

single-colored:

- RAL 7021 (46) dunkelgrau = dark-grey

 

Tropics I (Tp):

- RAL 7008 (-) graugrün = grey-green => 1/3

- RAL 8000 (16) gelbbraun  = yellow-brown => 2/3

 

Tropics II (Tp):

- RAL 7027 (-) grau = grey => 1/3

- RAL 8020 (-) braun = brown => 2/3

 

single-colored:

- RAL 7028* (-) dunkelgelb = dark-yellow

 

colorful:

- RAL 7028* (-) dunkelgelb = dark-yellow=> 1/3

- RAL 6003 (-) olivgrün = olive-green => 1/3

- RAL 8017 (19) rotbraun = red-brown => 1/3

 

single-colored:

- RAL 7028 Ausgabe 1944** (-) dunkelgelb

= dark-yellow

 

colorful:

- RAL 7028 Ausgabe 1944** (-) dunkelgelb

= dark-yellow => 1/3

- RAL 6003 (-) olivgrün = olive-green => 1/3

- RAL 8017 (19) rotbraun = red-brown => 1/3

 

single-colored:

- RAL 6003 (-) olivgrün = olive-green

 

colorful:

- RAL 6003 (-) olivgrün = olive-green => 1/2

- RAL 7028 Ausgabe 1944** (-) dunkelgelb

= dark-yellow => 1/4

- RAL 8017 (19) rotbraun = red-brown => 1/4

 

Wintercamouflage:

- RAL 9002 (1) weiß = white

 


*RAL 7028 was designated "Dunkelgelb nach Muster" ("dark-yellow according to sample/pattern") prior to its registration to the RAL-Farbtonregister 840 R in march 1943. However, "Dunkelgelb nach Muster" was, a frequently propounded but inaccurate idea, n o  d i f f e r e n t  or  a u t o n o m u s  hue to RAL 7028. RAL 7028 was still used until the end of the war, especially for smaller devices.

 

**RAL 7028 Ausgabe 1944 was introduced in october 1944 instead of RAL 7028, while maintaining the same RAL-number, and used, whenever possible, from 1944 on. It was a darkened, grey-green variant.

 

Samples and original color cards of the RAL-Farbtonregister 840 R:

                    • RAL 6006, 6007, 8002, 8010
                    • RAL 7017, 7021
                    • RAL 7008, 8000
                    • RAL 7027, 8020
                    • RAL 6003, 7028, 8017
                    • RAL 6003, 7028 Ausgabe 1944, 8017
                    • RAL 9002

 

 

Primers

 

Period:

 

1932 - 1937

 

1937 - 1945

 

1936 - 1943

 

1936 - 1944

 

1937 - 1944

 

1940 - 1944

 

1943 - 1944

 

1937 - 1945

 

Color of RAL 840 R (840 B 2):

 

- RAL 8013 (13) rot, rotbraun = red, red-brown

 

- RAL 8012 (13a) rot, rotbraun = red, red-brown

 

- RAL 7009 (2) hellgrau = light-grey

 

- RAL 1006 (23) gelb = yellow

 

- RAL 1002 (15h) beige

 

- RAL 3006 (15) braunrot = brown-red

 

- RAL 2006 (-) gelbrot = yellow-red

 

Topcoat inside of armored vehicles:

- RAL 1001 (20m) elfenbein = ivory

 

 


Sample and original color cards of the RAL-Farbtonregister 840 R:

                    • RAL 1001, 8012