1⁄1He 219 & Ho 229 @ Udvar Hazy
Last month my rocket scientist friend got a tour of the Udvar Hazy restoration center. Being a student of the Luftwaffe and modeler, he realized the value of these views.
The He 219 Uhu wing is in a paint chamber. In one photo you can see the color "chips" (they actually look to be about 200+ sq. inches) that Smithsonian restorers painstakingly recovered and reproduced for quality control. Looks like RLM 22 black, RLM 75 Grauviolett and RLM 76 Lichtblau. I examined the Uhu about a decade ago and posted photos here, and while I am not a proponent of the legendary RLM "84", that RLM 76 on the He 219 looks to me to have a green tint. Yet, as we are learning, our eyes can play tricks on us. There is no mention of RLM 84 in the U-H restoration team blog.
The only image of the Ho 229 is limited. It still is fascinating to look at.
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