RCN Aircraft Colours





  Essentially the same colour as it's British namesake, along with Extra Dark Sea Grey, it comprised the upper camouflage on the early Seafire, as first delvered to the RCN. Model Master (enamels) offers a nice Dark Slate Grey. David Klaus's "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide", lists FS34096 as a match.
 Dark Slate Grey   Hue: 45 Sat: 23 Lum: 85 Red: 97 Green: 99 Blue: 82




 Along with Dark Slate Grey, it comprised the upper camouflage on the early Seafire, as first delvered to the RCN, plus it was the overall upper surface camouflage colour, on early Sea Fury and all pre-unification RCN aircraft. Even though the "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide" refers to FS36118 as a 'similar' match, it has been suggested that it isn't dark enough and FS36099 (our digital'colour chip') is actually a better match. This is similar to the FAA's Extra Dark Sea Grey.
 1-GP-12b: 1-9
1-GP-12c: 501-102
Dark Grey
  Hue: 138 Sat: 13 Lum: 95 Red: 95 Green: 101 Blue: 106




  Similar to the British Med. Sea Grey, this colour was used, as the lower camouflage on all RCN pre-unification aircraft, such as the Firefly, Sea Fury, Tracker, CH-124 Sea King, Seafire, Avenger, etc. The "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide", lists FS36270 as a match. However, a check with a 60's vintage RCN paint chip book, shows FS16314 (our digital 'colour chip') to be a much closer FS595b match.
 1-GP-12b: 1-13
1-GP-12c: 501-106
Light or Sky Grey
  Hue: 80 Sat: 5 Lum: 148 Red: 155 Green: 159 Blue: 155




  This is the same colour as the British WW2 Sky. It was the underside colour for early deliveries of RCN Seafire and Sea Fury. (see Dark Slate Grey and Dark Grey entries). According to the "IPMS Color Cross-Referance Guide", FS34504 is a match.
 Sky   Hue: 62 Sat: 42 Lum: 173 Red: 182 Green: 196 Blue: 171