Can anyone tell me the correct gray for this helo?

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Can anyone tell me the correct gray for this helo?

Joined: December 31st, 2006, 7:06 pm

April 14th, 2018, 8:07 pm #1

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0sorry don't know how to post a pic directlyTIA!
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

April 14th, 2018, 8:22 pm #2

From what I read, ADC Gray 16473.
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Joined: December 31st, 2006, 7:06 pm

April 14th, 2018, 10:29 pm #3

thank you!
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Joined: April 27th, 2015, 11:15 am

April 15th, 2018, 2:27 pm #4

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0sorry don't know how to post a pic directlyTIA!
The colour used for this helicopter, now at the Portuguese Air Museum, Sintra, is silver not grey. You will obtain that shade by mixing white and silver from your favourite paint brand on a proportion to get a colour close to the one used by RAF on its post-war airplanes ("High speed silver" ???? if I am not wrong…..).
Good modelling!
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

April 15th, 2018, 2:48 pm #5

but from what I read ADC Gray was used on some H-19s late in the production run, although most were aluminum/silver lacquer.
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April 16th, 2018, 3:49 am #6

The colour used for this helicopter, now at the Portuguese Air Museum, Sintra, is silver not grey. You will obtain that shade by mixing white and silver from your favourite paint brand on a proportion to get a colour close to the one used by RAF on its post-war airplanes ("High speed silver" ???? if I am not wrong…..).
Good modelling!
The other night I was watching that terrific 1950s movie "Toward the Unknown". that takes place at Edwards AFB and is about the testing of the X-2. Needless to say there is some great footage of a number of different experimental and production aircraft including a H-19B that is ADC gray with a white top. I googled the movie and sure enough found a photo of that H-19
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April 16th, 2018, 1:59 pm #7

Please accept my answer as good. I live some 10km (more or less 6 miles) from the Museum, visit it very often and this particular H19 is painted silver, as the great majority of the Portuguese Air Force a/c of the day (T-6, Chipmunk, etc).
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April 16th, 2018, 10:25 pm #8

However the UH-19B (53-4458) in the link is ADC gray. And that was not uncommon near the end of their lives.
Clifford Bossie

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4F_pt1.html
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April 17th, 2018, 5:21 pm #9

If I understand correctly, the question was about the colour of the Portuguese Air Force H-19.

As I stated before, this helicopter is painted silver and not grey. Silver was the conventional colour for the majority of non-camouflaged aircraft - helicopters included - for the period just after the birth of the Portuguese Air Force - July 1952 - when the Army and Navy Air branches joined to form the mentioned Force.

To name just a few, the Anson, the Oxford, the Chipmunk, the T-6 …. and the list could go on and on… were painted silver. This being so, the helio in exhibition was recovered a few years ago and painted in the colours of the day, i.e., silver.

In the absence of an exemplar on its reserves, the Air Museum obtained this particular H-19 through the Brussels Military Museum (Air Section), via exchange with other material. This helicopter had previously served under Italian colours.

Best regards.
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