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    German MG5 color scheme

    Not sure what the Germans call this particular color, but doesn't it somewhat stand out rather than blend in to a woodland environment?



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    My experience with the German Army and camouflage is that they are pretty good at it.
    That does look a shade bright to me through.

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    It looks brand new. Let it get worn in and dirty, and it'll darken up. I also tend to think of this in relative terms. Does this stand out as bad as a black weapon does in the desert? Or is it a net improvement? I also wonder if they're playing the FN "Fifty Shades of FDE" game and this is just one shade at the lighter/oranger end of the spectrum.
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    I just assumed they were going with FDE (or whatever they call it there EDIT: “RAL8000” I think.) as the default color on some of their new weapons was because of an assumption that the most likely place they would deployed in actual combat would be in an arid/desert environment (In other words, the Mideast).
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    Looks like Dunkelgelb RAL 7028 (dark yellow).

    From February, 1943 all German vehicles used RAL 7028 as their base color. The MG pictured resembles that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buncheong View Post
    Looks like Dunkelgelb RAL 7028 (dark yellow).

    From February, 1943 all German vehicles used RAL 7028 as their base color. The MG pictured resembles that.
    My thoughts too. Also late war German, ammo cans, binoculars and other small items were dunkelgelb, often mistaken to be Afrika corp issue. With vehicles it was a good base to add other colors for camo purposes.

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    In the photo above, that looks like the environment that flectern camo was effective in with the red accents.

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    Some of HK's promotional materials mention a color called "RAL8000" which is presumably the color of the MG5 above. Much like FDE, it supposedly has various shades, also depending on the type of coating, whether it's applied to steel/aluminum/plastic, etc. In some pictures it appears as a more mustard brown tone.

    https://www.heckler-koch.com/en/prod...ical-data.html

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    It looks very similar to Aervoe "earth yellow," which is in the US Army color inventory/database. It is pretty bright when new and clean.
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    I love baby poop yellow.

    Yeah, I think it's planned for a desert environment. Germans don't plan on fighting in Europe anytime soon.
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