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Shorts c-23 Sherpa

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Do these help?

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air-Force/Short-C-23A-Sherpa-330-200/1010024/L

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/449585975284802632/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/449585975289029545/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/311241024237969862/

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=c-23+sherpa+usaf+colors&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=EHJxtXFS3ADNlM%3A%2CKSEGVx3H23ToxM%2C_&usg=__DeIjxtyRZZN-ZeTsn0GZc-R-69Q%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9y5W8xdLXAhXJxFQKHVo2BgEQ9QEIMjAE#imgrc=cR9fR1rPfhgLjM:&spf=1511366117569

 

On the last one above, note the black-painted areas to hide exhaust staining- never noticed that before!

 

I thought I had a 3-view diagram that showed the pattern and colors for the C-23A, but can't seem to find it just now- I will post it if I can locate it. The colors, IIRC, are:

FS34092  European Green

FS34102  Medium Green

FS36118  Gunship Grey

 

I did notice, in looking at numerous photos, that the camouflage pattern varies from aircraft to aircraft- I am assuming that the T.O. concerning colors and markings had a basic pattern that individual paint shops used as a guide, but I could very well be wrong, as the newer aircraft aren't in my limited area of expertise. Maybe the OOP Aeroclub C-23A kit had a colors/pattern  drawing that a BM'er might be able to share. I also bet Giorgio might be able to help you, as I seem to recall his posting some color reference information on Sherpas. Good luck- it's a pretty neat-looking little spud in the three-color scheme!

Mike

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Think Dana Bell's book on USAF camouflage in the 1980s had drawings for most types then in service.  Away from my references at the moment so can't confirm that - or even provide correct title!

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14 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Do these help?

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air-Force/Short-C-23A-Sherpa-330-200/1010024/L

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/449585975284802632/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/449585975289029545/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/311241024237969862/

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=c-23+sherpa+usaf+colors&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=EHJxtXFS3ADNlM%3A%2CKSEGVx3H23ToxM%2C_&usg=__DeIjxtyRZZN-ZeTsn0GZc-R-69Q%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9y5W8xdLXAhXJxFQKHVo2BgEQ9QEIMjAE#imgrc=cR9fR1rPfhgLjM:&spf=1511366117569

 

On the last one above, note the black-painted areas to hide exhaust staining- never noticed that before!

 

I thought I had a 3-view diagram that showed the pattern and colors for the C-23A, but can't seem to find it just now- I will post it if I can locate it. The colors, IIRC, are:

FS34092  European Green

FS34102  Medium Green

FS36118  Gunship Grey

 

I did notice, in looking at numerous photos, that the camouflage pattern varies from aircraft to aircraft- I am assuming that the T.O. concerning colors and markings had a basic pattern that individual paint shops used as a guide, but I could very well be wrong, as the newer aircraft aren't in my limited area of expertise. Maybe the OOP Aeroclub C-23A kit had a colors/pattern  drawing that a BM'er might be able to share. I also bet Giorgio might be able to help you, as I seem to recall his posting some color reference information on Sherpas. Good luck- it's a pretty neat-looking little spud in the three-color scheme!

Mike

The last published edition of T.O. 1-1-4 from July of 1998 does not list the C-23 for camouflage schemes.  I also checked the last edition of the March 1978 basic version of 1-1-4, which came out in July 1993, and it is not in there either.  This is not surprising too much as the F-16 was never carried in 1-1-4.  T.O. 1-1-4 is no longer in the USAF technical publication system.  There was a standard scheme for the aircraft, but since humans were painting it there were bound to be some slight variations between aircraft.

Later,

Dave

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From memory, the Aeroclub kit came with markings for a Euro-1 aircraft, with a set of 3 view drawings? Unfortunately I've not yet been able to find my copy of the instructions...!

 

Chris

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you need  these

c23172_zpsf25695c7.jpg

 

c231722_zps4675c35a.jpg

 

id_c23sherpa_04_700.jpg

And take note, what you think is Europe One, isn't


Shorts did not finish them in the very dark Foresty green colour of Europe One but in the more browny green shown here

 

Contrast with the 'proper' scheme is marked where repairs have been carried out in service

buildboard4doorpaintpropspinner.jpg

 

This is 40458 taken at Fairford in the 1985 Tattoo

 

As I was planning to scratch a Sherpa I took two rolls of film of her in all her glory

 

When I built the model I attached lots of the relevant ones to  my buildboard so I could access them en-route

 

sherpabuild02_July_018.jpg

 

The patched in paint shows very well on the bottom row I think, patches were the colour listed in Europe One, the darker green is the factory paint job

 

Shorts sent me lots of drawings and photos back on the pre Bombardier days and recently when I began my build Bombardier sent me many superb pictures I have been asked not to put in the P.D, a promise is a promise :(

This is the Welsh Models instruction sheet

Welshmodelspaintplan1.png

 

 

edited to remove possibly contentious images, I do not want BM to get in trouble

 

I am glad you posted the question, it has reminded me that Photobucket's debacle has decimated my build thread

NOTE TO SELF

Sort it!

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