Slug Balancer's Heer WW2 Colour

Heer European Colour schemes
Number Representation Name Comments
1927 to November 1938 - RAL 840 B2. Feuersicherer Buntfarbenanstrich three tone system.
RAL Nr.17 Erdgelb-matt Wavy pattern, with a different pattern for each vehicle.
RAL Nr.18 Braun-matt Wavy pattern, with a different pattern for each vehicle.
RAL Nr.28 Grün-matt Wavy pattern, with a different pattern for each vehicle.
RAL Nr.5 Schwarz-matt Borders may be 1 to 3cm. wide stripes
November 1938 to June 1940
RAL 7021 Schwarzgrau Popularly known as Panzergrau. AKA Dunklegrau RAL 46.
RAL 7017 Dunkelbraun Disruptive pattern over Schwarzgrau, applied in irregular patches to 1/3 of the vehicle. All vehicles drafted in 1939 were painted in this pattern.  AKA Dunkelbraun RAL 45
HM 1940, No.864 of 31/06/1940
RAL 7021 Schwarzgrau Vehicle base colour 1940-1943, replacing the earlier two-colour pattern. Heeresmitteilung 1940, Nr. 864 dated 31st June 1940.
RAL 6003 Olivgrün Disruptive pattern over Panzergrau, Eastern Front 1942 (?)
HM 1943, No. 181 and 322
RAL 7028 Dunkelgelb Vehicle base colour, February 1943 until October 1944.
Dunkelgelb nach Muster Second standard colour developed for military use. Vehicle base colour, February 1943 until October 1944. Many shades and variations of this colour existed.
RAL 6003 Olivgrün Disruptive pattern over Dunkelgelb, February 1943 until October 1944.
RAL 8017 Schokoladenbraun Disruptive pattern over Dunkelgelb, February 1943 until October 1944.
From 31/10/44
RAL 3009 Oxidrot Vehicle base colour, November 1944 until May 1945.
RAL 7028 Dunkelgelb Disruptive pattern over Rotbraun primer, November 1944 until May 1945.
Dunkelgelb nach Muster Disruptive pattern over Rotbraun primer, November 1944 until May 1945.
RAL 6003 Olivgrün Disruptive pattern over Rotbraun primer, November 1944 until May 1945.
From 30/11/44
RAL 6003 Olivgrün Vehicle base colour, December 1944 until May 1945.
RAL 7028 Dunkelgelb Disruptive pattern over Olivgrün, December 1944 until May 1945.
Dunkelgelb nach Muster Disruptive pattern over Olivgrün, December 1944 until May 1945.
RAL 8017 Schokoladenbraun Disruptive pattern over Olivgrün, November 1944 until May 1945.


Heer African Colour schemes
Number Representation Name Comments
RAL 7021 Schwarzgrau Popularly known as Panzergrau. Vehicle base colour 1940-1943
HM 1941, No.281 17/3/1941
RAL 8000 Grünbraun Vehicle base colour; dominated the Khakigrau disruptive pattern by 2/3 to 1/3. Africa, March 1941 until April 1942. Many Panzergrau vehicles were repainted in this colour. Heeresmitteilung 1941, Nr. 281.
RAL 7008 Khakigrau Disruptive pattern over Grünbraun, applied in irregular patches covering 1/3 of the vehicle. Africa, Mar. 1941 until Apr. 1942.
HM 1942, No.315 25/3/42
RAL 8020 Gelbbraun Vehicle base colour; dominated the Sandgrau disruptive pattern by 2/3 to 1/3. Africa, May 1942 until May 1943. Heeresmitteilung 1942, Nr. 315 dated 25th March 1942. Also used in Crete (HM 1942, Nr. 600 3/7/42).
RAL 7027 Sandgrau Disruptive pattern over Gelbbraun, applied in irregular patches covering 1/3 of the vehicle. Africa, May 1942 until May 1943. Also used in Crete (HM 1942, Nr. 600). Many vehicles arrived in Africa in the original Schwarzgrau RAL 7021 base colour, and they may have received wavy striped patterns or irregular patches in Sandgrau as well.