Aircraft Colours of the RCAF's 1 Air Division

Note: All colours are a Gloss finish.





  Essentially the same colour as it's RAF namesake, Dark Green, along with Dark Sea Grey, comprised the upper camouflage on the European-based RCAF aircraft. Model Master (enamels) offers a RAF Dark Green. According to David Klaus's "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide", FS_4079is a pretty good match.
 Dark Green   Hue: 33 Sat: 65 Lum: 52 Red: 70 Green: 65 Blue: 40




 Essentially the same colour as it's RAF namesake, Dark Sea Grey, along with Dark Green, comprised the upper camouflage. Model Master (enamels) offers a RAF Dark Sea Grey. David Klaus's "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide", lists FS36118 as a match.
 Dark Sea Grey   Hue: 143 Sat: 13 Lum: 103 Red: 103 Green: 108 Blue: 115




  PRU Blue served as the underside colour of the camouflaged aircraft(except the CF-100). This colour was essentially identical to the RAF's WW2 PRU Blue. Of the multiple listings of FS595 equivalents, in David Klaus's "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide", FS35189, which was listed as the RAF equivalent, proves a very close match with the paint sample in the "IPMS Canada Canadian Colour Guide.
 PRU Blue   Hue: 123 Sat: 55 Lum: 88 Red: 72 Green: 112 Blue: 115




  This is the underside colour that appeared on camouflaged CF-100's assigned to 1 Air Division, in Europe. It appears the CF-100's were the only application of this colour. According to the "IPMS Canada Canadian Colour Guide paint sample, the colour was identical to the RAF's WW2 Med.Sea Grey (FS_6270). Comparison to well illuminated colour photos, shows it's much too dark, but FS36622 would appear to be a match.
 Med. Sea Grey   Hue: 28 Sat: 32 Lum: 193 Red: 212 Green: 208 Blue: 199