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Davide Calzolari

A-1H Spec OPs 83rd squad, 2 camo types?

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Hi, That`s pretty much what I found ( two schemes ) when I was researching for my attempt at one, plus they also had some in standard SEA scheme.  My main references were the Osprey:  Skyraider Units of the Vietnam war and `Flying Dragons` my Robert C Mikesh plus a few on Google here and there.

Hope this helps,

Russ 

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thnx guys,the SEa scheme is well know,but surely the 83rd had other two scheme, one color have surely Tan,the other one,no

 

the green seems a lighter medium green of the SEa camo,and the reddish brown who knows,probably some local mix :)

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Hi again, yes one scheme had 3 colours with a light brown/tan in it. Here`s a link to my attempt at the 3 colour upper camo`:

Hope this helps

Good Luck with yours, Russ

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russ in every  pic of the real thing i see only two tones!

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20 hours ago, italian intruder said:

russ in every  pic of the real thing i see only two tones!

Then just do a two tone one then ?

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It seems to my old Mk 1 👀 that these were probably USN aircraft transferred in the Gull grey/White. They were probably all painted with local blends of paint. The few SEA painted aircraft were probably transferred from USAF stocks.

     I think the browns were likely the same paint in some cases mixed properly to get the brown tone. And in others mixed to thin and sprayed over gull grey would get a more tan color. Thats my opinion of course. As Russ stated above paint it how you want, two toned or three its really up to you. 

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My money’s on CF4U’s explanation. I was venturing down the route of building one a while ago and came to this conclusion.  As Russ says, do as you feel to be correct backed by the best research you can get. Ultimately you have to be happy with the result day on day. 

 

Martin

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I checked away Wayne Mutza’s book and it seems the 522nd had this scheme of “purple brown” and green - two tone. 

 

Martin

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