Military Vehicles, June 1997,: [MV] Champ Engine Paint

[MV] Champ Engine Paint

R. Notton (
Sun, 15 Jun 1997 18:25:54 -0400

Hi Rod, et al,

Yes it is confusing and I suspect that the same colour goes under several=

different names depending who you speak to. To date I've heard it called=

Ground Equipment Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Eau de Nil, Turquoise (!), and Sky
Blue by the "professional" purveyors of same.

As you have the BS code perhaps we'll try to obtain a test square and see=

if it matches the B 81 in the Stalwart at least, I have a suspicion that =
read something to the effect that the military changed the shade subtly
when paint colours were standardised, although it is unlikely that any
vehicle survives without an engine swap/base service that would have then=

used the standard colour.

It'll be interesting to run this one to ground, I'll make a few calls and=

see what I can glean from RR Specialist Engines when I visit soon; they'r=
probably still slopping it over Challenger lumps :-)

(Southampton UK)

Definitely not hoiking the B 81 out to paint it but pulling the front whe=
station (again) to replace a gaiter and oil seal.

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