Urban’s Colour Reference Charts, Italy


by Urban Fredriksson & Martin Waligorski


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Italian Aircraft Colours

Italian Air Force colours from beetween-the-wars period to modern.

This chart has been last revised in September 2006

1919-1939
Colour name Comment FS Methuen Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Sand FS:33613 Hu:148
Pale Green FS:34258 5*Hu:158 + 4*Hu:34 + 2*Hu:154
Red Brown FS:30219 Hu:118
Pale Cream FS:23697 Hu:74
Dark Green FS:34079 Hu:116
Pale Grey Green FS:36307 Hu:141
Light Grey FS:36373 5*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:156 + 1*Hu:84
Italian WWII aircraft colours
Colour name Comment FS Methuen Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Alluminio FS:17178 Hu:191
Azzurro 11 FS:15056 Me:19E8 Hu:25 glossier
Bianco Avorio 11 FS:33613 Me:5A3 Hu:148
Bianco Neve 6 FS:37925 Hu:34
Bruno 10 FS:30045 Me:7F4 Hu:98 glossier
Bruno Mimetico FS:30215 Me:6E7 Hu:118
Giallo Cromo 7 FS:23655 Me:4A8 Hu:69
Giallo Mimetico 1 FS:33594 Me:4B5 Hu:103
Giallo Mimetico 2 FS:33481 Me:3C8 Hu:81
Giallo Mimetico 3 FS:33434 Me:5C7 Hu:63 less orange (4*Hu:154 + 3*Hu:94 + 1*Hu:34)
Giallo Mimetico 4 FS:30266 Me:5D6 Hu:26
Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 1 Topside of sea and night aircraft FS:36231 Hu:140
Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 2 Topside of sea and night aircraft FS:36307 Me:28D2 Hu:141
Grigio Azzurro Scuro 1 Topside of sea and night aircraft FS:36076 8*Hu:27 + 2*Hu:189 + 1*Hu:34
Grigio Azzurro Scuro 2 Topside of sea and night aircraft FS:36118 Me:20E3 Hu:125
Grigio Mimetico 1 Late-war overall camouflage colour FS:36293 (36231) Me:22D2 Hu:140
Grigio Mimetico 2 Late-war overall camouflage colour FS:36314 6*Hu:167 + 4*Hu:87
Grigio Chiaro Lower surfaces FS:36373 (36424) 5*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:156 + 1*Hu:64
Grigio ? Lower surfaces FS:36440 Hu:129
Marrone Mimetico 1 FS:30118 Me:5E4 Hu:142
Marrone Mimetico 2 FS:10076 Me:9E8 Hu:107 matt
Marrone Mimetico 53193 FS:30140 Me:7E5 Hu:113 + Hu:119
Nero 12 FS:17038 Hu:33
Nocciola Chiaro FS:30266 Me:6D4 3*Hu:81 + 2*Hu:26
Nocciola Chiaro 4 FS:30219 Me:6D4 Hu:119
Rosso 8 FS:11105 Me:9C8 Hu:20 lighter
Verde 9 FS:14062 Me:4F4 Hu:3 matt
Verde Anticorrosione FS:34558 Me:28D4 Hu:23 with a touch of Hu:30 (approx.)
Verde Anticorrosione FS:34272 Me:27D5 1*Hu:78 + 1*Hu:34
Verde Bottiglia Main colour in top camouflage from 1942 onwards FS:34108 1*Hu:101 + 1*Hu:88
Verde Mimetico 1 Main topside colour in continental camouflage, used for blotches in desert schemes FS:34258 (34092) Me:30E7 Hu:102 (149)
Verde Mimetico 2 Main topside colour in continental camouflage, used for blotches in desert schemes FS:34092 (34096) Me:27F4 Hu:149 (6*Hu:116 + 6*Hu:117 + 1*Hu:163)
Verde Mimetico 3 Main topside colour in continental camouflage, used for blotches in desert schemes FS:34102 Me:29F8 Hu:117
Verde Mimetico 53192 FS:34227 Me:28D5 Hu:120
Verde Oliva Scuro 1 Used for blotches in desert schemes FS:34079 Hu:116
Verde Oliva Scuro 2 Used for blotches in desert schemes FS:34052 (34086) Me:28F3 Hu:91 (108)
Verde Prato Anticorrosione FS:34230 Me:27C8 Hu:2 lighter and matt
Verde ? Interior bright-green 10*Hu:101 + 6*Hu:150 + 4*Hu:34 + 3*Hu:33
Italian AF colours, modern
Colour name Comment FS Methuen Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Dark Green F-104S topside colour FS:34086 Hu:108
Grey F-104S topside colour FS:36152 4*Hu:156 + 3*Hu:106 + 3*Hu:112 + 1*Hu:34
Silver Grey F-104S undersides FS:36320 Hu:128
638 Dark Sea Grey Tornado BS381:638 FS:26173 5*Hu:34 + 4*Hu:27 + 1*Hu:106
641 Dark Green Tornado BS381:641 FS:24079 Hu:116
Aluminium Tornado undersides FS:17178 Hu:191

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