Camouflage : Set of 17 metal camouflage paint tablets
|Title||Camouflage : Set of 17 metal camouflage paint tablets|
|Physical description||Aluminium Metal Paint|
Set of seventeen (17) rectangular metal camouflage paint sample plates, each 156 mm x 84 mm. Each plate has a hole punched into the top centre and an aluminium filing pin passes through these to hold the set together. Colours are marked in black stencilling on the reverse as follows : P - light brown, J - khaki green, A - white, D - dark grey, S - basalt red, Q - Darwin stone, F - grey green, L - scrub green, C - salt grey, S - basalt red (gritty), N - light stone, K - foliage green, B - light slate grey, M - dark green, T - dark earth, H - light green, U - night black.
Range of camouflage colours tested and developed by the Camouflage Wing, Royal Australian Engineers and associated with the camouflage work undertaken by Australian official war artist Frank Hinder. The colours were developed by close observation of the environment in southern and northern Australia and New Guinea. Although adopted as the standard colours for Australian military camouflage, the developers discovered that the majority of colours ended up being almost identical to the range developed by the British. A note attached to a different set of the same colours states: "First issued December 1941; Amended February 1942 ; Revised January 1943".