Grumman S-2 Tracker
The Dutch S2F-1’s had a two tone colour scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey on the upper surfaces and sky on the lower surfaces.
The CS2F-1’s were delivered in a Canadian colour scheme with Canadian colours, Dark Grey, [the Canadian version of RAF Extra Dark Sea Grey] on the upper surfaces and Light Grey, [the Canadian version of RAF Medium Sea Grey] on the lower surfaces. [Information via IPMS Canada; Steve Sauve: .”.For the colours of the aircraft, the RCN colour officially known as Light Grey (not Light Sea Grey) is the same as the RAF's Medium Sea Grey, and the colour known by the RCN as Dark Grey (not Dark Sea Grey ) is matched by FAA Extra Dark Sea Grey. Both are readily available from most model paint producers…”……………….); so upper surfaces in BS 640 = FS~6099 and the under sides in BS637 = FS ~6270
After an overhaul several Canadian Trackers were sprayed in the same colour scheme as the US Trackers. The Anthony Fokker-school had a CS2F-1 184/H, in this colour scheme. Nowadays this Tracker is on display at air field De Kooy, Den Helder.
The spinners were mostly painted black, but sometimes the squadron colours were applied.squadron 320, orange; squadron 4 blue and squadron 2 in red. The interior of the CS-2F’s was dark green; US-2 were more yellowish. Instrument panels in black. Seat were orange.
|Scheme||Colour name||FS number||BS number||Humbrol||XtraColor||Vallejo ModelColor||Vallejo ModelAir||Hataka|
|Standard #1||Upper surfaces||Extra Dark Sea Grey||~6099||BS:640||123 / 106||X005 / X376||70.866||71.110||~140|
|Lower surfaces.||Sky||-||BS:210||90||X004 / X130||-||71.302||~026|
|Delivery scheme Canadair (Grumman) CS-2A Tracker|
|Standard #2 (CS-2A only)||Upper surfaces||Extra Dark Sea Grey||~6099||BS:640||123 / 106||X005 / X376||70.866||71.110||~140|
|Undersides||Medium Sea Grey||~6270||BS:637||126 / 165||X3 / X133||70.870||71.270||~141|
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Grumman S-2F Tracker
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