HTK-AS63 USMC AV-8 paint set early schemes 8 x 17ml

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    • HTK-AS63
    • Manufacturer: Hataka Hobby
    • Availability: In Stock
    • Type: Model paint
    • Medium: acrylic
    • Size/volume: 8 x 17ml
    • Remarks: for airbrush use
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    • Net Price: €18.15 €22.33
    Set of acrylic model paint for airbrush, includes standard colours of Harrier fleet in U.S. Marine Corps service from 1970s till 1990s

    HTK-AS63 “USMC AV-8 paint set (early schemes)”

    AV-8As entered service with USMC in 1971 wearing Dark Green / Gunship Grey over Light Gull Grey pattern. In early 1980s, parallel to introduction of AV-8Bs (and modification of A variant to C standard), new colours were introduced - Extra Dark Green and Dark Blue-Grey (firstly on upper surfaces, later in wrap-around scheme). During the Operation Desert Storm the "Land Camo" was regarded as ineffective in desert conditions and field-repainting of AV-8Bs was ordered (mostly with paints available in neighbouring units) - either by covering only the dark green patches of camo or by repainting of overall aircraft.

    HTK-AS63 includes standard colours of Harrier fleet in USMC service from 1970s till 1990s.

    The set contains:

    • HTK-A016 – Dark Green – FS34079, used for upper surfaces in initial camouflage of USMC AV-8As from start of their service in 1971 till late-1970s
    • HTK-A031 - Gunship Grey – FS36118, used for upper surfaces in initial camouflage of USMC AV-8As from start of their service in 1971 till late-1970s
    • HTK-A048 – Light Gull Grey – FS36440, used for lower surfaces of AV-8As. Later used on AV-8B/Cs in "Land Camo Scheme" (1980s-90s)
    • HTK-A232 – Extra Dark Green – FS34064, briefly used for upper surfaces of AV-8As. Later used on AV-8B/Cs in "Land Camo Scheme" (1980s-90s)
    • HTK-A235 – Dark Blue-Grey – FS36099, briefly used for upper surfaces of AV-8As. Later used on AV-8B/Cs in "Land Camo Scheme" (1980s-90s)
    • HTK-A153 – MK-7 Temporary White – Washable (temporary) matt paint used to cover the green areas in improvised winter camouflage of AV-8A/Cs
    • HTK-A037 – Light Ghost Grey – FS36375, used in temporary camouflage (covering "green" patches) of USMC AV-8Bs during war over Iraq (ODS)
    • HTK-A046 – Medium Grey – FS35237, closest match to field-mixed colour used during ODS on VMA-231 AV-8Bs (wrap-around with FS36375)