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 Post subject: MN Dunkerque 1940 Colors
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:18 pm 
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I am trying to find any amplifying information on the "Gris Fonce Atlantique" that the MN Dunkerque was painted in early 1940 for Atlantic duties. I'm thinking it's something in the ballpark of 507B or FS 36118.

Additionally, any idea what material was used on the superstructure decks? The photo below of a model in the French Naval Museum (built in the 40's) shows a very dark brownish grey that is similar to, but darker than the corticene used on RN vessels. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:21 pm 
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This may help:

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I only saw this message after already replying on the main forum. The Dunkerque retained her dark grey 'Atlantic' colour scheme right to the end of her life. And there are colour photos of what remained of her taken after the liberation of Toulon as per the one above. You can just about make out the blue white and red neutrality markings on her axial secondary turret. So the colours in the photo seem somewhat reasonable, subject to all the usual caveats of colour photos from that era, post-processing of the image, computer screen settings etc. etc...


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