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USN Aircraft Interior Gray Color Needed

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#1 VP_Association

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:57 AM



I recently acquired this starboard aft observer seat from a Lockheed P-3A Orion.  The particular aircraft, Bureau Number 151357, was an aircraft that I flew while it was assigned to VP-MAU Brunswick during the mid-to-late 1980s.  At that time this aircraft was designated LB 04.  The seat is very special to me since I actually sat in it many time while serving as an observer on pilot training flights while a reservist with this unit.  I am in the process of obtaining many parts to replace those that have worn out and have been pretty success ful so far in doing so.  What I need, and am hoping somebody here can provide, is the federal standards number for the shade of gray paint used on the lower part of the frame.  This is the same shade of gray that was used on all the painted interior parts of P-3s (sensor consoles, equipment racks, equipment bay doors, etc.).



#2 viking73

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 04:04 AM

Great pickup, especially with the history you have!  How were you lucky enough to get this seat?


As far as I know, it should be dark gull gray - FS36231 - the color all US aircraft cockpits have been painted since the 1960's.



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