Saturday 21 December 2013

German Paint

We've seen trials of German tanks, trials of German guns, now it's time for something a little different. A trial of German...paint!

CAMD RF 38-11355-4

"To the chief of the Directorate of Armoured and Tank Forces of the Red Army, Military Engineer 1st class, comrade Korobkov.

As a part of a series of foreign purchases by the Red Army UVHZ, we received three types of oil and fat resistant "R-series" paints for armoured cars from the Herbig-Haarhaus factory:
  • Red-brown R-1 for primer
  • Khaki
  • Ivory R-13 for surfaces
Of these paints, we can allot the following amounts to BTU KA:
  • R-1: 2550 kg
  • Khaki: 1260 kg
  • R-13: 1258 kg
Attached are the Conditions of Delivery and instructions for using these paints. Please reply with your confirmation and indicate which warehouse to send the paints to.

Attachment: 3 pages of German text.

Deputy Chief of the Red Army NIHI, brigade engineer Korolev
Chief of the information division, military engineer 3rd class, Kondratyev
November 27th, 1940"

1 comment:

  1. If this was a German document, it would detail the huffing quality of the paint, for use by designers.