...4 new sets of acrylic paints
1) HTK-AS71 “Israeli Air Force paint set (modern rotors)”
The so-called "1970's desert scheme" was used on IAF helicopters until 1979 (except for AH-1s in Olive Drab), when "Tactical Battlefield" scheme of overall FS30099 was adopted. During 1982 Lebanon War, due to identification problems, yellow "V" symbol was applied to all helicopters with any paint available (later standardized to FS33434). After the conflict, due to IAF's request, helicopters were repainted to lighter FS30145 colour. AH-64s and UH-60A/Ls initially wore original US colour (FS34031), until introduction in the early 2000s of the so-called "Tiger" camouflage scheme.
HTK-AS71 includes standard colours of Israeli helicopters since late 1970s. The set contains:
- HTK-A256 – Earth Brown – FS30099, standard colour of IAF helicopters (incl. AH-1, CH-53, 500MD and Bells) from late 1970s till 1982 Lebanon War
- HTK-A257 - Uniform Brown – FS30145, standard overall colour of IAF helicopters after 1982. Used on upper surfaces of refurbished UH-60A/L "Yanshuf"
- HTK-A067 – US Army Helicopter Drab - FS34031, standard colour of US helicopters - initial colour of IAF's AH-64A "Peten", UH-60A/L "Yanshuf" and AH-1F "Tzefa"
- HTK-A258 – Stone Yellow – FS33448, used for upper surfaces in "Tiger" scheme of IAF's AH-64A/D "Peten"/"Saraph" and all UH-60A/L "Yanshuf"
- HTK-A012 – Dark Tan – FS30219, used for upper surfaces in "Tiger" scheme of AH-64A/D "Peten"/"Saraph" and US-painted UH-60A/L "Yanshuf"
- HTK-A203 – Sky Grey – FS36463, used for lower surfaces in "Tiger" scheme of AH-64A/D "Peten"/"Saraph" and US-painted UH-60A/L "Yanshuf"
- HTK-A259 – Yellow Ochre – FS33434, standardized colour of yellow "V" identification symbol painted on all IAF helicopters since 1982 Lebanon War
- HTK-A255 – Bright Blue – FS25183, used on upper surfaces of Israeli Navy HH-65A Dolphin and AS565MA Panther ("Atalef") helicopters (operated by IAF)
2) HTK-AS72 “Modern Polish Army AFV paint set”
After joining NATO the Polish Army started to gradually implement the standard "NATO 3-colour scheme". In reality the colours used often did not comply with the official samples (e.g. several variants of green are still observed). In 2014 the new scheme was presented (featuring different brown and green shades) - claimed to be more effective vs. typical Polish landscape. Since then several types have been repainted (incl. PT-91, Rosomak, Dana, Osa), however Leopard 2A5s have recently returned to the original NATO colours. Polish mission to Afghanistan required development of desert camouflage for Rosomak IFVs, while US-originated desert patterns were inherited with HMMWVs and M-ATVs.
HTK-AS72 includes standard colours of Polish Army vehicles since 2000s. The set contains:
- HTK-A152 – NATO Green – FS34094 / RAL6031 F9, used in so-called "NATO 3-colour scheme" on various Polish Army vehicles
- HTK-A188 – NATO Brown – FS30051 / RAL8027 F9, used in so-called "NATO 3-colour scheme" on various Polish Army vehicles
- HTK-A125 - NATO Black – FS37030 / RAL9021 F9, used in "NATO scheme" and "2014 scheme" on various Polish Army vehicles
- HTK-A260 – Greyish Green – BW400-6031, used in "2014 scheme" on Polish Army vehicles (incl. Leopard 2A5, PT-91, Rosomak)
- HTK-A261 – Greyish Sand – BW400-8027, used in "2014 scheme" on Polish Army vehicles (incl. Leopard 2A5, PT-91, Rosomak)
- HTK-A208 – Desert Beige – RAL1001, standard colour in desert conditions of KTO Rosomak (used in Afghanistan by PMC ISAF)
- HTK-A090 – Sand – FS33531 (CARC Middle Stone), standard desert camo colour of US-originated HMMWVs and M-ATVs
- HTK-A193 – Yellow Olive – RAL6014, standard overall colour of Polish Army auxiliary vehicles (trucks, trailers, etc.)
3) HTK-AS73 “Modern Royal Air Force paint set vol. 2”
Already by 1945 the British Air Ministry had started analysis of the effectiveness of RAF war-time camouflage, with the conclusion that use of all schemes (except for the night fighter one) should be dropped after the war. In 1947 a change to a Silver overall finish was ordered. The UK-based Day Fighter Scheme of Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey over Silver was re-introduced in mid-1950s (in continental Europe PRU Blue was used on undersides). Light Aircraft Grey replaced Silver from 1966, phased out in 1970s with switch to wraparound scheme. It remained in use until the late-1970s (effectively 1980s) when the grey schemes were introduced.
HTK-AS73 includes standard colours of RAF aircraft from 1950s till 1990s. The set contains:
- HTK-A003 – Silver – Also known as "High Speed Silver", overall colour of early-postwar RAF jets (till mid-1950s). Later (till 1966) used on lower surfaces
- HTK-A207 – BS PRU Blue – BS381C:636, colour of lower surfaces of RAF fighters stationed in continental Europe in 1950s (with DG+DSG on upper surfaces)
- HTK-A143 – BS Dark Green – BS381C:641, standard colour (first on upper surfaces, after 1970s in wraparound scheme) of RAF aircraft from mid-1950s till 1980s
- HTK-A144 – BS Dark Sea Grey – BS381C:638, standard colour (first on upper surfaces, after 1970s in wraparound scheme) of RAF aircraft from mid-1950s till 1980s
- HTK-A141 – BS Medium Sea Grey – BS381C:637, used on RAF bombers (MSG+DG/White or HSS or LAG). Also on Meteor NFs (DG+DSG/MSG or DG+MSG/MSG)
- HTK-A217 – BS Light Aircraft Grey – BS381C:627, used on lower surfaces of RAF aircraft (DG+DSG/LAG) from 1966 till late 1970s (switch to wraparound)
- HTK-A068 – US Army Desert Sand – FS30279, used for improvised desert camouflage of RAF Tornado GR1/1A, Jaguar GR1A and Buccaneer during Op Granby
- HTK-A262 – BS Camouflage Beige – BS381C:389, also known as "Hemp", used in 1980s/90s on upper surfaces of Canberras, Victors, VC10s and Nimrods (over LAG)
4) HTK-AS74 “Modern Brazilian AF paint set vol. 1”
Since 1990s the Brazilian AF has used couple of "grey" schemes: the "Aerial Defense Grey" was used on 1st/14th Fighter Squadron “Pampa” F-5s from 1990 till 2005. The "Two Tone Grey" was used on EMB T-27 Tucano and AMX International A-1A/B up until 2005, while the Brazilian "big-birds" are still wearing the overall "Grey Scheme" of FS36473. The recent "New Tactical Standard" was introduced in 2003 and is used by almost all Brazilian AF aircraft, incl. A-29 Super Tucano, AMX A-1M, F-5M, H-36 Caracal, UH-60, Mi-35, C-130, C-105, C-95, KC-390 and others.
HTK-AS74 includes standard colours of Brazilian aircraft since 1990s. The set contains:
- HTK-A056 – European I Green – FS34092, used in the "New Tactical Standard" scheme on almost all current aircraft of Brazilian AF (also expected Saab Gripen NG)
- HTK-A158 - Mod Eagle Grey – FS36176, used in the "New Tactical Standard" scheme on almost all current aircraft of Brazilian AF (also expected Saab Gripen NG)
- HTK-A263 – Atlantic Grey – FS36187, used until 2005 in the "Two Tone Grey Camouflage" on EMB T-27 Tucano and AMX International A-1A/B of Brazilian AF
- HTK-A264 – Pearl Grey – FS36493, used until 2005 in the "Two Tone Grey Camouflage" on EMB T-27 Tucano and AMX International A-1A/B of Brazilian AF
- HTK-A203 – Sky Grey – FS36463, used in 1990s in the "Aerial Defense Grey" scheme of F-5s of 1st/14th Fighter Squadron “Pampa” (repainted in Brazil)
- HTK-A045 – Air Defence Grey – FS16473, used in the "Grey Scheme" of Brazilian AF "big-birds" (incl. C-97, R-99, KC-137 and KC-767). Also delivery colour of F-5s
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