This is a table concerning the various camouflage schemes used on armoured vehicles of the German Wehrmacht during WWII and the closest colour matches from various model paint manufacturers. This data will be used on some upcoming 1/72 models. Most of the information was taken from closely related tables on two different pages. The original pages are located here, and here. Any errors from combining these documents are mine.

Camouflage Schemes for Vehicles of the German Wehrmacht 1939 - 1945
Anthrazitgrau / Signalbraun Pattern 1935 - 1939
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
7016AnthrazitgrauFactory Base Coat : Dominated the pattern by 2/3. X802--2101---
8002SignalbraunDisruptive pattern applied in irregular patches over 1/3 of vehicle with soft edges.X80129 (?)87 (?)2100XF52H72 (?)-
Note: All vehicles drafted in 1939 were painted in this scheme.
Panzergrau (HM 1940, Nr. 864 of 31.06.1940)
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
7021SchwarzgrauFactory Base Coat 1940 - 1943 : Popularly known as Panzergrau replaced the earlier two-colour pattern in 1940, in order to save paint. X8006792094XF63H32(?)TC 1
Note: Panzergrau was discontinued in February of 1943. Vehicles in operation were not to be repainted. Instead, camouflage paste was used to create two and three colour patterns over the Panzergrau base colour. Armored vehicles at Kursk in 1943 are documented in Panzergrau with Dunkelgelb patches, typically in the recommended ratio of 2 to 1.
DAK Disruptive Pattern (HM 1941, Nr. 281)
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
8000GrunbraunVehicle Base Colour dominated the disruptive pattern by a factor of 2 to 1.X803--2099--TC 2
7008GrungrauDisruptive Pattern with soft edges between colours.X80426862098XF49H81TC 4
Note: Vehicles deployed to Africa were repainted in the new base colour with disruptive patches from March 1941 until April 1942. Many Panzergrau vehicles were repainted in this colour. When the paint chipped or rubbed off, Panzergrau would show again underneath.
DAK Disruptive Pattern (HM 1942, Nr. 315 of 25.03.1942)
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
8020GelbbraunVehicle Base Colour from May 1942 until May 1943.X80893162102XF57H79-
7027SandgrauDisruptive Pattern applied over Gelbbraun in irregular patches over 1/3 of vehicle.X809--2103---
Note: The new pattern for Africa was introduced in May of 1942. Available paint and camouflage paste was to be used up, resulting in a mixture of patterns in the interim period. This new pattern was also used in Crete (HM 1942, Nr. 600). Water soluble, and removeable camouflage paste was to be used to paint vehicle tarps.
Three Colour Camouflage (HM 1943, Nr. 181 and 322)
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
7028DunkelgelbFactory Base Coat from February 1943 until October 1944.X80583-2095XF60H403TC 3
6003OlivgrunDisruptive Pattern. Also used in a disruptive pattern over Panzergrau, Eastern Front 1942. X806117_7733XF58 (?) XF26 (?)H303TC 5
8017SchokoladenbraunDisruptive Pattern.X807160-2096XF64H47TC 6
Note: As of February 1943, vehicles were supplied in the Dundelgelb factory base coat to be painted with camouflage patterns according to regional and seasonal requirements. As a result, a great variety of two- and three-colour patterns were in existence, even serving along side each other in the same unit. Operational vehicles painted Panzergrau were not to be repainted in the new base colour. Instead, camouflage paste was to be used to create two- and three-colour patterns.
Ambush Pattern, 19th August 1944
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
7028DunkelgelbFactory Base Coat.X80583-2095XF60H403TC 3
6003OlivgrunDisruptive Pattern. X806117-7733XF58 (?) XF26 (?)H303TC 5
8017SchokoladenbraunDisruptive Pattern.X807160-2096XF64H47TC 6
Note: The Ambush pattern was designed to hide vehicles under trees, an important consideration in light of allied air superiority following the Normandy landings. Ambush pattern was factory applied, using standard designs.
Red Primer Base Coat with Disruptive Pattern, 31st October 1944
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
8012RotbraunRed Oxide primer, 1939 - May 1945 Vehicle Base Colour, November 1944 until May 1945.-70-----
6003OlivgrunDisruptive Pattern. X806117-7733XF58 (?) XF26 (?)H303TC 5
7028DunkelgelbDisruptive PatternX80583-2095XF60H403TC 3
7021SchwarzgrauDisruptive PatternX8006792094XF63H32TC 1
Note: A simplified process of applying the three colour disruptive pattern, using the dark red primer as the base colour and adding disruptive patterns of Olivgrun and Dunkelgelb at the factory. Panzergrau may have been used as an alternative to Dunkelgelb on occasion. Used from November 1944 until May 1945.
Olivgrun Base Colour with Disruptive Pattern, 31 November 1944
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
6003OlivgrunFactory Base Coat.X806117-7733XF58 (?) XF26 (?)H303TC 5
8017SchokoladenbraunDisruptive Pattern.X807160_2096XF64H47TC 6
7028DunkelgelbDisruptive Pattern.X80583_2095XF60H403TC 3
Note: Some vehicles may have been rushed to the front in Olivgrun base coat only, to be camouflaged by units receiving them. Used from November 1944 until May 1945.
Miscellaneous Colours
RAL #NameNotesXtracolorHumbrolRevellTestorsTamiyaGunzePanzer Color
1001ElfenbeinVehicle interior colour for walls, bulkheads, etc., with the exception of hatch covers, which were painted the base colour the exterior base colour.-121-6213XF57(?)H85-
7031Blaugrau--27 (144?)79----
7033GrungrauInterior colour used on armored vehicle transmissions-115-----

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