Lockheed P-3C Orion Update II
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|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||X-5 / X-376||70.866||71.110||~140|
|Undersides||Sky||-||BS:210||90||X004 / X130||-||71.302||~026|
|Note: The dark grey was some what blueish. A good colour to use was the old Humbrol HF-5 - Gris Blue Foncé, though this is nowadays replaced with Humbrol 79. Both need to be somewhat lightened, because of the scale effect, which make your model look darker|
|Standard #2||Same as standard #1, but with smaller markings|
|Standard #3||Overall||Light Grey||~6440||129||X137||70.986||~048 (ANA 620)|
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Delivery scheme Lockheed P-3C Update II Orion: Dutch flag on front section of fuselage, applied on 304, 310 and 312.
Special paint scheme because of 75 years Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service applied on Orions 304, 307 and 308 [all in the initial low viz scheme with black markings on the vertical tail.)].