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This is a web page I have recently put together on late WW1 US camouflage systems:

http://www.lovettartillery.com/US_Three_Color_Pattern_FA.html

Hope it is of interest

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Ralph

 

 



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Ralph Lovett


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Hi Ralph
This is excellent. I have been looking for that manual for years.

I saw this FWD some years back and it was said to be in its original camouflage scheme but I was a bit dubious. Looks like they were right:



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Thanks Ralph, some amazing information.

 

Interestingly on p.21 of the second the manual where the paint formulas are described, it lists a standard code and number for the black paint: 'U.S. Army Standard W.D. 15 - No. 4 Black'. But not for the yellow, green & cream.

 

However a quick search leads me to the 'Papers On Paint And Varnish And Their Materials Used In Manufacture', p.422-424 (https://archive.org/details/papersonpaintan01gardgoog) and this does list the code and number for the other colors: 'Camouflage Colors U.S. Army Standard W.D. 14 - No. 1 Yellow/No. 2 Green/No. 3 Cream', amongst dozens of other paints (no mauve or brown though).

 

Just thought it was interesting to see the standard and numbering of these paints & colors.

 

Lukas



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