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Fighting Colours: RAF Fighter Camouflage and Markings 1937-1969

Fighting Colours: RAF Fighter Camouflage and Markings 1937-1969

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{detailed description}'FIGHTING COLOURS' tells the story of the development and changes in Royal Air Force camouflage and markings over the years 1937-1969, a period which saw massive expansion of the RAF, the momentous years of war, and a long uneasy peace punctuated by the smaller conflicts and tensions of the 'cold war'. In this book author Michael J. F. Bowyer and artist Alfred M. Alderson record concisely but comprehensively how RAF fighters and their colours altered over the years, against the background of contemporary events.
Each chapter is illustrated with line drawings depicting specific aircraft in typical markings of their period, and there are 25 pages of these, with well over 130 individual drawings. Included among the drawings are pages showing roundel and other marking styles and dimensions, typical squadron markings, and some of the markings applied to jet fighters in the 1950s, one of the more colourful periods in the history of RAF camouflage. In addition to the line drawings there are 157 photographs, and comprehensive appendices which give data on all RAF fighter types, a complete listing of all RAF fighter serial allocations, plus squadron and unit code letters, and a listing of official paint shades together with the equivalent colours available to model makers.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Michael J. F. Bowyer
published by PSL 1969 1st edn. 192pp illustrated with b&w photos, line drawings, appendices. 15x22
{condition}good in worn but complete d/j
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