Urban’s Colour Reference Charts, Sweden


by Urban Fredriksson


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World War II period to Modern Swedish Air Force Colours

This chart has been last revised in September 2006

Colours by aircraft type
B 3 Junkers 86 Bottom: Blue-grey; Top: Brown RLM 61/Green RLM 62/Grey RLM 63. See German colour chart for details.
ca.1940:s – 60:s
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Blue-grey Most combat aircraft FS:36329/36250 T:XF-66
Dark green Most combat aircraft FS:34096/34079 T:XF-61
Trainer colours
Orange Sk 12; Sk 15; Sk 25 FS:12243(12273)
Black Green Sk 12 Fw 44; Sk 15 Kl 35 FS:34052 T:XF-13+63
Dark Green FS:34096 T:XF-27/61? Sk 25 Bu 181
Yellow, Sk 16 Harvard; Sk 50 Safir FS:33655 T:X-08
J 11 Fiat CR.42, B 16 Caproni 313, J 20 Reggiane 2000 Delivered to Italian standard, later repainted. J 11 and J 20 had green mottle on pale sand, also used on J 9 Seversky EP-1, B 16 green and red-brown mottle on pale sand.
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Tan FS:33613?/30277? T:XF-57*3 + 59*1
Green FS:34258?/34083? T:XF-58?
Red-brown FS:30166?(30219) T:XF-64
Blue grey FS:26251?(26250) T:XF-53
J 30 Mosquito, J 33 Venom Delivered to British night fighter standard
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Medium Sea Grey FS:36251/25237 T:XF-25?/53?
Green FS:34096/34094 T:XF-58?/61?
S 31 Spitfire PR Mk XIX Painted according to British PRU standard
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
PRU Blue FS:15193
A 29 Tunnan, A/S/J 32 Lansen
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Olive green 325M Undersides bare metal FS:34096/34079 T:XF-61
J 34 Hawker Hunter Maybe to British standard (?)
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Green Underside was blue-grey FS:34083??
Some J/S 29 Tunnan in Congo:
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Brown / Green FS:33105/34088
J 35A-F Draken, Sk 60 Saab 105, Sk 61 Bulldog, some Sk 50 Safir and a very few Lansen
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Blue-grey 058M FS:36173/36314 Hu:175 T:XF-66?(53) X:X777 P:PCF82
Dark blue 438M FS:35042/35045 Hu:77/HJ1 T:XF-17+03? X:X776 GS:H35
Dk olive green 328M FS:34086/34052? Hu:116/HF1 T:XF-13/62? X:X775 GS:H304
AJS 37 Viggen, Sk 61 Bulldog, helicopters, army vehicles This is the most famous of all Swedish camouflages. (Winter camouflage: Tan and mid green overpainted white?)
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Blue-grey 058M FS:36314/36329? 14*Hu:27 + 3*Hu:94 + 2*Hu:34 + 1*Hu:109 (Hu:175) T:XF-66?(53)
Black 093M FS:34031/34050 Hu:33 T:XF-01*2+27*1 GS:H65?
Dark Green 326M FS:34092/34128 22*Hu:150 + 7*Hu:33 + 3*Hu:34 (Hu:105) T:XF-26/58? GS:H302
Mid Green 322M ANA611 FS:34138/34187 Hu:117 (Hu:SW1/158) P:821? GS:H58?
Tan 507M FS:30117/30219 32*Hu:150 + 7*Hu:60 + 6*Hu:25 + 3*Hu:34 (Hu:118) T:XF-52 P:PCA816
JA 37 Viggen; J 35J Draken
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Light grey (overside)

FS:36329?/36473?

Hu:128 T:XF-25*1+66*1?
Lighter grey (unders.)

FS:36440?/26493?)

Hu:147 T:XF-19?
SK 60 Team 60 display team
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Green Also applied lately to J 32E Lansen, Sk 61 Bulldog and other types Hu:116 top and bottom
JAS 39 Gripen. Also other aircraft like SAAB 340 and Gulfstream IV carry the same colours.
Thanks to Jens Lindell for this section.
Colour name Comment FS Humbrol Tamiya Xtracolor Polly S Gunze Sangyo Model Master
Light grey (underside, nose) FS:36373
Mid grey (rest of airframe, underside insignias) FS:36173
Dark grey (insignias on mid grey) FS:36118

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