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British bomb colour query

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I'm currently building the Airfix Hampden & want to fit a pair of bombs to the underwing bomb carriers .  The instructions tell you to paint them yellow - is this correct ?  It seems overly bright to me . 

 

Any assistance on this would be much appreciated .

 

John Green

Nantwich , Cheshire

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There were yellow but it was not a bright yellow, it was closer to a buff. They certainly did stand out against the black of a night bomber and as a result occasionally some were roughly painted black with those in a bomb bay having only their lower halves painted black.

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1 hour ago, Aeronut said:

There were yellow but it was not a bright yellow, it was closer to a buff. They certainly did stand out against the black of a night bomber and as a result occasionally some were roughly painted black with those in a bomb bay having only their lower halves painted black.

Thanks for the info .  I'll go for a buff or stone colour , which should look much better .

 

Cheers

John

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RAF practice bombs (donated by the Bomb Dispersal Unit at RAF Wittering)

 

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Sywell Museum, Northants

 

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USAAF practice bomb

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The yellow colour is Light Buff, so something around Humbrol 7 will put you in the ball park. 

 

John 

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