This case of the Blues is starting to Suck ;>

Vic Annas (
Fri, 6 Jan 95 11:05:41 -0500

Mick / Erik, I have reached a conclusion with the Blues.
1) As best I can tell, blue undersides were used only on a/c that
had no Loz on the wings. ie Pfalz DIII's, Fokker DrI's, Albatros
DI, DII, DIII, A few Albatros DV's. This is not an entire listing

2) These a/c cover a time span of about 1915 to 1917. After which they
began to cover all the planes with Loz.

3) When the Germans began to rebuild the Luftwaffe in the mid 1930's
they stuck with the colors that worked in WWI. No sense in recreating
the wheel right?

4) Therefore it should be safe to say that we can get buy with WWII RLM
Blues for our pristine WWI birds.

5) My tendency is to say that RLM 65 was used most often. This is only
an educated guess, but then so is everything else.

This gives us three colors of blue for the undersides of German planes.
(i) RLM 65
(ii) RLM 76
(iii) RLM 78
RLM 78 was used in North Africa during WWII. RLM 65 was phased out on
production a/c during the Battle of Brittian. RLM 76 was used throughout
the entire second world war. As best I can tell RLM 78 was only used in
North Africa. RLM 70, 71, 74, 75, 81, 82, 83, 02, 04, were used exclusively
during WWII.
I know this is a "broad based" assumption, but its the best I can do based
upon the references that I have.

BTW Mick, Please don't ask me to settle for a Budwiser =(
I'll drive miles just to stay away from that stuff. The best I can get
would have to be Oldenburg. Yea; brewed in Cincinatti, but it meets
the specs of ein Deutschen Bier. Outside of that Sam Adams is alright.
Ich mu3t arbieten. Wir haben vielen schnee wetter huete!

"I'm gonna have some fun while I'm still young
and the girls still dig me!"

Jack Palance "Solor Crisis"